Microsoft has finally brought the Dark Mode to all apps across all platforms. The Redmond giant has been working on the new design for Office apps for quite some time now, and now, after more than six months, the company is finally started to roll out the Dark Mode to all its Office.
Microsoft is currently rolling out the Dark Mode to Outlook for iOS and Android. The company also promises to roll out the Dark Mode to all of its apps once the iOS 13 sees the light of the day.
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.
Do you prefer Dark Mode over the Light? Do let us know in the comments below.