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!
i want custom DARK THEME or CUSTOM THEME where the background can be set to dark to make it easy for the eyes when reading emails in both bright or dark places as many people often do. thanks
Please add a dark theme. A black background, and maybe let us chose the text color.
Any news about the planned route to the dark theme?
Outlook beta is easier to view email by day/week/month. It's nice to finally have a Material Design like standard. However, you are still lacking a dark theme. An option to change background to black, or dark grey with white text would look nice. It's easier on the eyes for those of us in tech who live in dark rooms.
Same for me. I really think we need a dark mode for outlook, word, etc...
The current dark theme is useless because we still have the white page background.
Think about your users' eyes !
Giovanni Roverso commented
dark mode please
Dark Mode please - it's a terribly bright background as it is
Dani H. commented
There should be a buil in "night-mode" that replaces the function of third party apps and provides better and more comfortable reading at night.
Jessie Osorio commented
Can we get a dark theme, one that is easier on the eyes, Thanks
I selected the Black Theme and only the top of the header is Black? I want the entire page to be Black with light themed Text on top. You know, give us a Dark Theme! Not some silly Black header. Please put some effort into this "Beta" design. Please!
Dark theme? I am impressed but do you have a dark theme?
I like the themes but i hope there was a toggle for dark background to get rid of this white background. The option to select themes is good, but it was not affect the background. It is still white. My eyes was getting tired more fast than usual. If there was a setting for toggle dark background, let me know. Sorry my english.
As an avid user of Outlook.com I feel that a dark theme is absolutely necessary. Please release it in the "Beta" as soon as possible.
Since changing to the Outlook format Hotmail is just awful. Features are terrible, everything is WHITE no DARK mode and I get a TON of SPAM. I will be slowing changing to another email. Very disappointed in the lack of quality and options with Hotmail.
pascal lenaerts commented
I even got a Msg from Outlook directed to this about the "awesome" beta havin a dark mode by now. Give us the Dark mode or RIOT
R Riggs commented
In Hotmail Beta mode, today, I could not open a New Message. Needs dark theme, too
It would be great if you could offer a night time view with dark background and white text. This amount of white on a large monitor is like looking directly into the sun.
Patrick Karchner commented
Can you please please add a dark mode to the web browser version of outlook. So much white, the ability to tone that down would be wonderful.
We are still waiting, 'Philip at Outlook'! Why you guys lost time making a seasonal BS instead of just making the actual useful feature?
Anthony Cranston commented
THE up and down scroll arrows are still difficult to see. They are a very faded grey. They need to be dark Grey or black or possibly dark blue.