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Microsoft is finally going to add Dark Mode to Outlook.com

By Greg S ยท 6 replies
Jul 5, 2018
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  1. Gmail is by far the most popular email service around, but there are plenty of reasons to use other options. Microsoft's Outlook.com is an alternative that offers tight integration with Redmond's services. One of the most requested features has been a dark mode for the user interface, and it seems that Microsoft is getting ready to deliver on the demands from users.

    In a post by an administrative user on Outlook.com's feedback forum, it has been revealed that Microsoft has been working on developing Dark Mode for several months. Now, we know that the dark theme shown on Halloween previously was a prototype for what is to be released in the future.

    Apparently the delay in release has been due to multiple iterations being tested and going through a few redesigns. Microsoft is now in the final stages of building the Dark Mode feature and is expected to roll out the new theme "very soon."

    Considering that Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS all have some form of color shift feature to make late night work sessions easier on the eyes, it is about time that Microsoft figure out how to change some colors on a website. Dark themes already exist for standalone Office applications and have been around for several years.

    Whether there is actually good reason for such a long delay in implementing a Dark Mode on Outlook.com is debatable. However, what is certain is that Microsoft better get it right the first time or face even further backlash from regular users over the feature.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,214   +2,676

    They can call it Sith Mode, for all I care, and make it default. I don't plan on using it anyway.
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  3. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 720   +457

    This change would probably drop the electricity consumption in the corporate environment by 50% alone.
  4. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +139

    A great feature that I use whenevrr possible. Some browsers have extensions for dark mode. Outlook is the one place that I use Edge for since its already logged in through windows.
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,758   +368


    you actually use Microsoft Edge?
  6. MSIGamer

    MSIGamer TS Member

    Outlook.com is the slowest site in the world. It's really terrible. It was faster before they changed their whole UI, it's pretty much unusable. >.<
  7. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +139

    For that one task for like 5 minutes each yeah xD It skips the login.

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