dark/night mode is essential
Nowadays a dark or night mode is a necessary feature IMO.
It is my greatest pleasure to share this piece of news with you: Dark Mode is here, on the new Outlook.com!
What is Dark Mode?
Dark Mode is a more-pleasant way to read your Outlook.com email if you prefer interfaces that are less bright or if you are in a low-light environment. Dark Mode is available on the new Outlook.com experience (formerly known as the Outlook.com Beta experience) only.
How do I turn it on?
To turn on Dark Mode, open the Quick Settings panel by selecting the Gear icon at the top of your screen. The option to enable Dark Mode is near the top of the panel, immediately under Theme selection. If your browser is unable to support Dark Mode, consider using Microsoft Edge.
Why is Dark Mode not a theme?
When we designed Dark Mode, we debated having it exist in Outlook.com as a theme. We quickly concluded that the way most people would expect themes to work and the way Dark Mode works were fundamentally different. Also, we imagine that there would be a dark experience for all available themes in the future, so having Dark Mode be a separate toggle would facilitate that. Plus, this is consistent with many other applications that have a dark mode.
Will Dark Mode support themes?
Dark Mode only supports the default blue theme right now.
Why does my reading pane have a dark background for email messages I receive?
One of the most crucial principles we had when designing Dark Mode was to minimize the amount of eye strain that people felt. Many email clients on the web today advertise a dark mode, but we learned from interviews with others and our own usage that having the reading pane be on-light while the rest of the interface was left on-dark often made the experience worse than if the full screen were left on-light.
For 2017’s Halloween Theme, we experimented with placing a light gray background in the reading pane. While that resulted in a decrease in eye strain, the design wasn’t ultimately one that we liked for various reasons. We iterated on this problem a couple more times before landing on the solution that you now see, where email messages that you receive are recolored in a secret way that preserves the readability of the original message and preserves the intent of the original sender.
How do I see the original formatting?
You can see any email message that you receive in the original formatting by using the “Turn on the lights” button.
Thank you so much for your patience and support. We hope you love this!
when can we expect this feature? is this really that difficult to implement?
Option for a dark theme would be wonderful
Requested almost one year ago...
Halloween version was "previewed" in October of last year...
Over one thousand votes and counting...
Come on, what are you guys waiting for???
Needs an option for allowing use of a picture background instead of white, too bright! The color themes lack many others.
andre pk commented
need a complete dark calendar theme
Christopher “SweaNisseGaming” Andreason commented
I hope this will bee high voted
David Millar commented
Deploy *something* and then iterate, you jerks.
Joy Sommers commented
I love the dark theme on windows 10 Outlook and on Outlook on Office 365. Please add it to Outlook for Android.
Its a Great idea 💡 Go ahead!!
M. Ganesh commented
Can we have a dark theme for outlook?
Farzan Javan commented
No dark theme?
you must have a dark theme wth
Dark Mode PLEASE
Scott Farriss commented
seriously gmail has had a dark theme for 5 years....is msft that far behind?
Add a night mode.
Daniel Stefanov commented
when are you mofos finally gonna add a DARK THEME or NIGHT MODE ?!?!?! Do I have to go blind every time I open my mail at night?
Dark theme (including getting rid off this awful white everywhere). Look at Gmail!
I want the calendar have option to change the font size and font color. Moreover I want a dark theme background
Please give us a dark theme, similar to the one already available on Visual Studio, Youtube, etc.
I wish there was a settings to switch between light and dark. I prefer a dark background with light text.