Dark mode is coming soon to Outlook for iOS and Android

Laurent Giret

Microsoft’s popular Outlook email client will soon get support for dark mode on iOS and Android. Windows Central managed to get some official renders showing how the Android app will look like in dark mode, as you can see in the feature image above. The app won’t look completely dark as it will use different shades of a grey in the top section as well as the Search section.

According to the report, dark mode will be available right from the app’s hamburger menu, but it will also be available in a new “Theme” section in Settings. On Android, Outlook will also reportedly be able to automatically enable dark mode to preserve battery life, something that should be useful on phones with OLED screens.

Later this year, iOS 13 and Android Q will both introduce a new native dark mode matching what’s already available on Windows 10 or macOS. Obviously, a key communication app like Outlook which users open several times a day could greatly benefit from supporting dark mode. It’s still not clear when this new dark theme will be available on iOS and Android, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get more information.