Microsoft will start rolling out dark mode for Microsoft 365. The software giant announced that the dark mode will not only be rolling out for Outlook app for iOS and Android; it will also be coming to more of the Microsoft 365 suite of products.
Dark mode brings a lot of advantages. Many individuals prefer the aesthetic appeal; however, it will reduce the eye strain and will improve battery life. As an outcome, Microsoft’s adoption of dark mode can have a huge effect. Over 180 million month-to-month active business users, and 35 million consumer subscribers use Office 365.[wpinsertshortcodead id=”bzyqm5d3e04029f48f”]
In a blog post, Microsoft’s head of design and research, Jon Friedman talks about the benefits of using dark mode and the process of creating it. He explains:
Today’s fast and fluid world constantly blurs the lines between work and life, and we believe in meeting people where they are. Our tools are used to keep up to speed on everything from work communication, to personal events that include friends and family, to changes in shared documents. This often means viewing email, calendars, or files in places where the default white mode may be less suitable, like darkened airplanes, movie theaters, or in bed at night.
Our design research specifically focused on these contexts where folks would want to use Dark Mode, and the response was very positive. While some Dark Mode experiences can be neon or overly bright, people felt that Outlook mobile kept the kind of relaxed feeling you might want in a dimly lit living room or bedroom. They described the experience as comfortable, crisp, clear, and aesthetically pleasing, a nod to how Dark Mode can reduce eye strain.
Moreover, the Office apps like Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Excel, Planner, To-Do and OneDrive will get dark mode with the upcoming launche of Android 10 and iOS 13 this fall. The Outlook for Android will instantly change to dark mode when you select Power Saver.