12 September 2019
Microsoft appears to have prepared the dark mode for its Outlook app finally as the allegedly officially looking renders have surfaced via Windows Central. The tech site even confirms the legitimacy of these renders and claims the appearance is same for both Android and iOS platforms.
To the uninitiated ones, Microsoft announced last year that it will bring Outlook for Android and iOS will receive the dark mode but it took some time but now the leaked renders put enough clue that the release is pretty near. The look of this dark mode will match to other versions of Outlook available on Windows 10. Note that Outlook on Windows 10, including the full Office app and the lightweight Windows 10 Mail client, already have a dark mode, as does Outlook on the web.
As you would see in the screenshots shared by the site, the dark mode is extended to the mail, calendar, and search screens, while blue accents are retained throughout the app. As per the site, users will be able to enable the dark theme via a quick access button in the hamburger menu or a new dedicated “Theme” area in the apps’ settings. On Android, users will also have the option to turn on the dark mode when the battery goes low or turn it off completely.
Companies are slowly adopting the dark mode or themes for their apps and even bringing the system-wide dark modes, well not just because it’s the hottest trend but also it’s the best way to take care of users’ eyes and offer an eye-pleasing experience.
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