Microsoft rolls out dark mode for Office suite apps on web, Outlook on mobile

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New Delhi | Updated: August 30, 2019 4:34:52 PM

Microsoft also hinted at rolling out of dark mode to OneDrive and Planner on the web in the near future.

Microsoft had revealed its plans of developing a dark mode for Outlook on mobile about a year ago.Microsoft had revealed its plans of developing a dark mode for Outlook on mobile about a year ago.

Satya Nadella-led technology giant Microsoft has finally introduced the new color mode to its Office suite of apps on the mobile. It is being reported that Outlook for Android will switch to the new mode when the device is kept on battery saver mode.

Meanwhile, Apple is also rolling out iOS 13 which brings dark mode to iPhones and iPadOS for the iPad across systems. However, it has to be noted that the desktop users had received the dark colour scheme in Office 2010. And now the mobile versions of Outlook on both Apple and Android will start receiving updates from Wednesday.

Microsoft had revealed its plans of developing a dark mode for Outlook on mobile about a year ago, however, it has only made its apprance this month.

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Moreover, CNET reports that Microsoft will extend the option to Office.com as well on the same day. Microsoft also hinted at rolling out dark mode to OneDrive and Planner on the web in the near future, however it has not said anything about the possible release date.

In the backdrop of Apple launching new mobile software, Jon Friedman who is the Corporate Vice President, Design & Research at Microsoft penned a blog post saying that the tech giant will also be rolling this to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneDrive, SharePoint, Planner, among other services it owns.

The company also hosted a SharePoint conference earlier in May and unveiled a new SharePoint home sites feature. The latest landing site for a business’ intranet integrates news, content, events, video, among other things. In the same month, it also launched the new Windows Terminal.

While the Dark Mode may appear to be eye-pleasing, many believe that dark mode could also help in saving battery life while traveling.

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