Microsoft “spoilers” Designer, future alternative to Canva

Microsoft “spoilers” Designer, future alternative to Canva

Microsoft “spoilers” Designer

Canva is a popular graphic design tool, mainly used by designers and professionals to easily and effectively create posts for social media, presentations and much more. Apparently, Microsoft is working on a Microsoft Edge-based application for Windows 11 called "Designer", which should be very similar to Canva.

Compared to PowerPoint, a software part of the Office suite that allows you to making presentations, Designer should offer a more drag'n'drop-oriented interface and allow you to quickly create announcements, promotional messages, simple presentations to students and small business owners.

The Microsoft Designer site was for a short of time reachable at the address "", but is currently back inactive, after the Redmond company discovered and fixed the bug that allowed the portal to be opened. At this point, it's only a matter of time before Microsoft officially announces the project.

A set of predefined templates that will help users take their first steps The "Ideas" section will show even more design options allowing you to expand your creativity Add your design to a social media post and share it with your followers Default canvas sizes: 1080 × 1080 pixels for Instagram, 1200 × 628 pixels for Facebook ads, and 1080 × 1920 pixels for Instagram stories. The fourth option allows you to start with a custom dimension. It is also possible to connect your LinkedIn account and directly publish updates on the social media platform. Within the portal, it was specified that "the connection to LinkedIn allows you to publish Microsoft Designer projects on your LinkedIn profile. Microsoft does not share any personal data with this application or store the user's password ".

Xbox Update Finally Lets You Reveal Hidden Achievements

Microsoft's latest Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One update finally lets users reveal hidden achievements on the console and official app.

These secret achievements, which are usually veiled by developers to prevent spoilers, would previously tell users 'the more you play, the more likely you are to unlock it'. For achievement hunters though, this usually meant just looking it up on another device.

As announced on Xbox Wire, the June update smooths out this issue, as users can now choose to reveal the hidden achievement, unveiling details including its title, description, and how much Gamerscore will be awarded.

Xbox: Revealing Secrets Achievements

The achievement can be hidden again or kept open, and this feature will be simultaneously added to all Xbox consoles and apps on PC, mobile, and so on.

Xbox was lagging behind a little with this feature as PlayStation received the option to reveal hidden trophies a few years into the PS4's lifecycle, in 2016. Microsoft first added Achievements to its games in 2005 when it released the Xbox 360, and the designer behind the system (alongside Game Pass and other features) departed the company in April.

The June update also makes downloading updates more efficient on Xbox, as game patches will apparently now be detected more reliably and downloaded more quickly than before.

For all your achievement hunting needs, be sure to check out IGN's Wiki for guides on maximising your Gamerscore through games including Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and more.

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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.