That's a long time just to introduce a dark mode, but now it's clear why.
Microsoft has gone dark mode mad, with the promise of bringing the functionality to the broad Microsoft 365 suite, along with an announcement that the mode is rolling out to Office.com and the Outlook mobile apps. But as of today, the Outlook mobile app will also automatically switch to dark mode once you turn on battery saver on your device.
Microsoft notes that with the next OS releases for iOS and Android, Outlook will automatically switch to dark mode based on the preferences the user has set. Eventually, Microsoft also plans to bring dark mode to the SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, and Microsoft To-Do mobile apps, as well as OneDrive and Microsoft Planner on the web.
It's fair to say that the entire industry is obsessed with dark mode, and it's finally getting the treatment it deserves.
Dark mode has several benefits, and it's definitely easier on the eyes in low-light environments. It's up to you.
Microsoft previously brought a Dark Mode to Office 2010 on Windows, and Windows 10 has supported an inconsistent Dark Mode since previous year. "Further down the pipe" are Dark Mode for Planner and OneDrive on the Web, officials said.
We hope to see Microsoft continue this focus on design, as design across Windows has not been Microsoft's strong suit. Outlook mobile and Office.com are the first to get the treatment starting today, while the rest of the Office mobile apps will follow once iOS 13 launches later this year.