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!
My husband just found a new Windows Live for Windows 10 and it has a night mode. I don't have windows ten and would love this feature for my windows 7 please. Loved the Halloween one and have been waiting patiently.
"There are a few loose ends that we need to tie up before making the feature available"
It's been 6 months. Lucky for you we are all blind now, so go ahead and release dark mode for another 1 day in October again, and tell everyone how exciting it is, then turn it off again for another year. It's really amazing how large tech companies can move this slowly for legitimately useful features but put monumentous effort into silly holiday ****. Remember kids, when someone says you're fit for middle management, JUST SAY NO! Otherwise you end up like all the decisionmakers at MS.
People have been angry at Microsoft for years for removing the dark theme. You guys are really in a different world. Take away the good and add the bad. The only reason you exist is the lack of competition in the corporate environment. Why don't you listen to the people and make it a priority to keep them happy? To the executive that made the decision the dark theme should be removed - your fired!
Dani H. commented
There needs to be a dark/night mode for the interface of entire outlook as well as MSN website. This will provide better user experience as well as health benefits.
Dark Mode desperately needed if I'm going to use Outlook online for much longer. I hate white.
I want a dark theme
dark mode like windows 10
Please create a dark theme. Everyone will really appreciate this, as it will be much easier on their eyes!
Samuel Loranca commented
I would like to get a dark theme. Not only the header of the page but to turn the clear parts into dark.
Thanks in advance
Laura Sheerin commented
Like the new layout. But I would like for there to be a completely dark theme rather than just black and white, please take this into consideration!
I don't know if someone sent this already, but I hope there will be a dark theme (instead of the white background) for the Outlook inbox as well.
please add a dark theme, or replace the white with a grey. nighttime can be blinding with a white background
Gregory Gullo commented
We already had a dark theme for Halloween, so why are we still waiting for it 4 months later? Just put the **** thing back where it already was..
J McGahan commented
Ante Lovrić commented
u shoud enable dark background ;)
Joseph Welhouse commented
Can we have more customization with the themes to allow dark backgrounds over the whole mail box?
Add a dark theme setting
Please add this asap. Also in the Outlook on the Web for Office365.
Nugert Handwhip commented