macOS Big Sur elevates the world's most advanced desktop operating system to a new level of power and beauty. Experience Mac to the fullest with a refined new design. Enjoy the biggest Safari update ever. Discover new features for Maps and Messages. And get even more transparency around your privacy. Design • New design for apps makes it easier to focus on your content and take action with space efficient toolbars and full height sidebars • Updated menu bar features wider spacing and a new translucent material that becomes more vibrant when you interact with it • Refreshed system sounds include the boot chime and sounds for transferring files, moving items to the trash, locking files, and more Control Center • Control Center puts your favorite menus and controls in one handy place in the menu bar so you can quickly adjust settings as you work • Additional controls appear when you click to expand Control Center menus • Support for pinning favorite menus from Control Center to the menu bar Notification Center • Updated Notification Center brings notifications and widgets together in one view • Interactive notifications display additional actions you can take with a deep press • Beautiful, new data-rich widgets for Calendar, Clock, Notes, Photos, Podcasts, Reminders, Screen Time, Stocks, and Weather • Edit view lets you to add new widgets and customize their size • Support for widgets from third-party apps Safari • World's fastest desktop browser with industry-leading performance and energy efficiency* • Customizable new start page lets you set a background image and decide what appears, including Reading List, iCloud Tabs, Privacy Report and more • Expanded extensions support and new dedicated category in the App Store for discovering new extensions • New tab design featuring favicons in tabs, and website previews that appear when you hover over a tab • Translation (beta) for English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian or Brazilian Portuguese • Privacy Report gives you visibility into how Safari keeps your browsing your business, with an overview of trackers blocked by Intelligent Tracking Prevention • Safari password monitoring securely screens saved passwords for any that may have been involved in a data breach • Safari privacy prompts for extensions let you choose when a website can work with an extension Messages • Pinned conversations keep up to nine of your favorite threads at the top of the list • Mentions let you direct a message to an individual in a group conversation • Inline replies let you reply to a specific message earlier in the conversation • Message effects for balloons, confetti, lasers and more • #images helps you find and add trending GIFs to messages • Memoji makes it simple to create a personalized character and send stickers that match your mood and personality Maps • Guides offer recommendations for places to go and things to do, curated by a selection of trusted brands • Look Around to explore cities in a high-resolution, interactive 3D experience • Indoor maps for major airports and shopping centers • Cycling directions helps you find bike-friendly routes to your destination • Electric vehicle routing helps you plan trips for supported vehicles that you add on iPhone Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices. * Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection, and other factors.