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Microsoft today launched a much-requested dark mode for its Outlook.com web mail service. The company teased the new mode earlier this month, suggesting it would be reminiscent of last year's Halloween theme for Outlook.

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The new dark mode actually adopts shades of grey to generate panel contrast, providing a more polished look as a result. You can enable it from the Quick settings menu (the cog wheel icon in the upper right). Currently it only works with the default blue theme.

The dark mode for Outlook.com is one of the most highly requested features for Microsoft's web mail service, according to listings on the Outlook.com feedback site, although there's still no word on whether a similar mode is coming to the mobile Outlook app.

Last month, Microsoft launched a rebranded version of its Microsoft News app for iOS with a dark mode. Several other iOS apps have similar modes, including Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and Twitch, while Apple's upcoming macOS Mojave also includes dark mode support.

Article Link: Highly Requested Dark Mode Comes to Outlook Web Mail Service
 

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Microsoft today launched a much-requested dark mode for its Outlook.com web mail service. The company teased the new mode earlier this month, suggesting it would be reminiscent of last year's Halloween theme for Outlook.

outlook-dark-mode-800x472.jpg

The new dark mode actually adopts shades of grey to generate panel contrast, providing a more polished look as a result. You can enable it from the Quick settings menu (the cog wheel icon in the upper right). Currently it only works with the default blue theme.

The dark mode for Outlook.com is one of the most highly requested features for Microsoft's web mail service, according to listings on the Outlook.com feedback site, although there's still no word on whether a similar mode is coming to the mobile Outlook app.

Last month, Microsoft launched a rebranded version of its Microsoft News app for iOS with a dark mode. Several other iOS apps have similar modes, including Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and Twitch, while Apple's upcoming macOS Mojave also includes dark mode support.

Article Link: Highly Requested Dark Mode Comes to Outlook Web Mail Service
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Microsoft today launched a much-requested dark mode for its Outlook.com web mail service. The company teased the new mode earlier this month, suggesting it would be reminiscent of last year's Halloween theme for Outlook.

outlook-dark-mode-800x472.jpg

The new dark mode actually adopts shades of grey to generate panel contrast, providing a more polished look as a result. You can enable it from the Quick settings menu (the cog wheel icon in the upper right). Currently it only works with the default blue theme.

The dark mode for Outlook.com is one of the most highly requested features for Microsoft's web mail service, according to listings on the Outlook.com feedback site, although there's still no word on whether a similar mode is coming to the mobile Outlook app.

Last month, Microsoft launched a rebranded version of its Microsoft News app for iOS with a dark mode. Several other iOS apps have similar modes, including Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and Twitch, while Apple's upcoming macOS Mojave also includes dark mode support.

Article Link: Highly Requested Dark Mode Comes to Outlook Web Mail Service

What’s so special about dark mode?
 

0815

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This will make lots of people happy. I personally don’t care for dark modes - for me it reduces readability. But everybody is different. I tried dark mode in the macOS beta and also before in many other tools ... maybe I’m too old for this.

But choice is good and as long as everybody can pick their favorite, everybody should be happy.
 

TheralSadurns

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If I look at the attached screenshot I have to say though... this is what I'd prefer for iOS.

Dark Gray + BLUE
not
Dark Gray + ORANGE how Apple did it.
 

Cpk

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If I look at the attached screenshot I have to say though... this is what I'd prefer for iOS.

Dark Gray + BLUE
not
Dark Gray + ORANGE how Apple did it.

(Sorry for the long post...)

I agree! As a person with poor eyes, this is awesome! I really hate Apple for taking so long to implement a good, simple and consistent OS wide Dark mode. I hate Microsoft for implementing it half-a**ed as well.

On my iOS devices I have my home button triple click set on invert screen. Unfortunately Apple's 'Smart Invert' is ok once On, but awful to use due to the long time it takes to swap between normal and Smart Invert (on iphone 6, anyways). Then, just like Microsoft (half a**), the alarm clock is in Dark Mode by default, so if I'm reading and I'm in invert colors mode, and before sleep I need to check my Alarms, I open a bright white app that burns my eyes. This is so simple to properly fix or introduce into iOS and yet it takes years before they do it. If ever.
On PC, my tool of choice is a little program called Negative Screen that has smart invert features. I have it an all my computers and it help a lot. I do photography. Photoshop had a darkish' gray background since version 3! Now it's even darker. I always had all my photo viewers set with dark (er) background for thumbnail view. It just helps to see the colors so much better because your eyes don't fight the all the white space around them. I'm an engineer. All my CAD stuff is on black. I've tried once to swap the colors just for fun...you get headache after half an hour of work.

And for all the people out there that think Dark Mode is just a fad or completely useless, please understand that taking the brightness down all the way at night is NOT what you need in order to comfortably read stuff on your phone or tablet. And no, don't compare it with the 'books' either please. You never ever read books in the dark. You always have a light above or nearby that lights up more than just your book. There is no strain because your eyes don't have to adjust to anything as the light reflected off of your book is just about at the same intensity as the light reflected off of your walls or ceiling, or night stand. Reading on a backlit screen is NOT like reading in a book. It's like someone points a flashlight in your eyes. At night, in a dark room, with dark mode on, your eyes don't fight lights of 0 intensity (your room) and bright intensity (your screen). You can keep your brightness quite high for pictures and such, and still read comfortably.

Sorry, but yeah...the more Dark Mode, the better.
 

socialwill

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waiting for it to come to office for Mac and 365 now.

This should be coming soon. We are still waiting on the official word on what the new Mac Office UI is going to look like, but with Mojave I would guess they would want to include a dark mode for Office including Outlook.

Office 365 usually gets the stuff after the public so my guess is in the next few months.
 
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MacBH928

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I don't know why people hate oh Hotmail and OutLook and love Gmail. More people should give a chance to OutLook/Hotmail.

The only question is, who do you feel your data is "safer" with. Personally, I think OutLook since its main business model is not "Personal Data" but Windows, hardware, and SAS like Office 365.
 
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I don't think we'll get it in Office, although I think that would be fantastic.
Office 365 on PC does have a grey/black theme. I do hope we can see one on Mac version as well though, and not exclusive to Mojave.
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Dark mode for iOS is the my number one requested feature since they added MMS messaging years ago... and I still don't have it
That's practically 10 years of waiting, and we are still waiting for it to happen, if ever.
 

loby

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This will make lots of people happy. I personally don’t care for dark modes - for me it reduces readability. But everybody is different. I tried dark mode in the macOS beta and also before in many other tools ... maybe I’m too old for this.

But choice is good and as long as everybody can pick their favorite, everybody should be happy.

I generally don’t like dark mode (though it has its place). I like it with Logic Pro x and Final Cut Pro x. Not sure if they are considered dark mode already, but the color configuration works.
 

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Office 365 on PC does have a grey/black theme. I do hope we can see one on Mac version as well though, and not exclusive to Mojave.
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That's practically 10 years of waiting, and we are still waiting for it to happen, if ever.
Office 365 on PC does have a grey/black theme. I do hope we can see one on Mac version as well though, and not exclusive to Mojave.

I did not know that. I pray it comes to the Mac, as I live the majority of my work life in Office. I am trired of the two choices of "colorful" (really just a blue border) or "1990's" grey.
 

wilsonlaidlaw

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Like others I look forward to the Office 365 for Mac giving the option of dark mode. Running the current Beta 4 of Mojave, there is currently a problem with dark colours and blacks being displayed as royal blue, so I may not implement dark mode on Outlook until this issue is sorted.
 
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