Enable dark mode in Outlook Office 365

Microsoft Office offers its users a feature to use black and dark gray themes on some of the most commonly used applications. The dark mode is available in Office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The dark mode enables a user to provide black background instead of white and in Outlook you can do it for the message window. But, some users have reportedly faced some issues while switching to the dark mode.

Dark Mode Outlook Office 365

Sometimes, you may come across a message while you try to switch to dark mode in Outlook. Your screen displays a message saying that the “Dark Mode Outlook Office 365 Not Available”. However, the dark mode is available only for those users who have a Microsoft 365 (previously known as Office 365) subscription which is not expired. The dark mode is only available for those who are using their subscription on Windows 10, 8, or 7.

Steps to switch to the black theme in Outlook

Although the dark mode is enabled by the default when you switch to the black theme, sometimes you need to enable it manually:

  1. First, launch Outlook in Office setup.
  2. Go to the toolbar of Outlook.
  3. Click on the ‘File’ option.
  4. Next, select ‘Office Account’.
  5. After this, select the ‘Black’ theme.
  6. This is present under ‘Office Theme’.

Enable dark mode in Outlook App in iOS or Android

To enable Outlook app dark mode, follow the steps given below:

  1. First of all, launch the Outlook app on your mobile device.
  2. After this, click on the ‘Gear’ icon to launch settings.
  3. In the settings menu, find the ‘Preferences’ option.
  4. Now, select ‘Theme’.
  5. Now, switch the theme from light to dark.’

As soon as you click on the dark option, you will notice that the background has changed from white to black and the text on it has changed to white. Also, the battery saver mode will get enabled automatically.

Is Outlook dark mode Mac available?

Unfortunately, the dark mode for Office apps is not available for Mac. Therefore, you cannot use the dark mode in Outlook for Mac now.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there a dark mode for Outlook?

Yes, the dark mode is available for Outlook. But, it is only available for those who have an active subscription of Microsoft 365 which was earlier known as Office 365. In case you do have an active subscription of Microsoft 365, you can enable it by going to the settings menu.

  1. How do I set Outlook to dark mode?

To set the dark mode in Outlook, you need to launch Outlook and click on the ‘File’ menu. From here, you need to go to the ‘Office account’. In this section, you can enable a dark theme present under the Office theme menu.

  1. Is Dark mode better for your eyes?

In case you have a normal vision, then it is advisable to not to switch to dark mode. Instead, the light mode will be a better option for you. Those who are having cataract or any other disorder related to eyes, for them, dark mode is a better option.

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