Here’s how to turn on dark mode in Microsoft Teams

Arif Bacchus

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Whether you’re working early in the morning, or late at night, your eyes can be pretty sensitive to light. You don’t want to be starting at a bright-white screen as it can lead to eye strain and other issues. Dark Mode in Windows 10 and other operating systems like MacOS and iOS or Android often helps stop the pains of that experience, but did you know that Microsoft Teams has one, too? In this guide, we’ll explain how you can turn it on on Windows 10, the web, macOS, Linux, and iOS and Android.

On The Web, the app on Windows 10, macOS, Linux

Teams Mac OS Dark Mode

Turning on Dark Mode for Teams on the web, or the dedicated app on Windows 10, MacOS, and Linux is quite easy. All you need to do is to click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen. After that, click Settings. You’ll then need to click on the General tab if it isn’t already open. Then, you can choose Dark from the Theme option. Once you select Dark, Teams will automatically switch over to the dark theme. There’s no need to restart the app.

On iOS, iPadOS, and Android.

Teams Dark Mode

On mobile platforms like iOS, iPadOS, or Android, you can turn on Dark Mode in a couple of steps. First, you’ll want to tap the hamburger menu to the side of the screen on the left. After that, you’ll want to choose Settings. You’ll see an option for Dark Theme under General. You’ll then want to tap the toggle switch so it’s “on.” Teams will let you know that a restart of the app will be needed. Agree, then relaunch the app, you’ll now be in dark mode.

Check out some more ways to customize Teams!

Using the Dark Mode is just one quick and easy way to customize Microsoft Teams. There’s a couple of other ways you can tweak the experience to make it your own, too. From using read receipts, adding apps, changing notifications, setting custom status messages, or changing your pins, there’s a lot you can change up about Teams. We covered all this in our post here, so feel free to check it out. And, keep tuned to our news hub for all the latest on Microsoft Teams.