While the additions a blue navigation bar, swiping improvements, account and people avatars and all-new sensory feedback when navigating Outlook for iOS’s section will appease productivity and road warriors, normals seem to be hungry for Dark Mode.
Thankfully, Microsoft did confirm they’re working on such a feature.
TUTORIAL: How to enable Dark Mode on Outlook.com
Miles Fitzgerald, who leads the mobile design for Outlook, told The Verge:
Microsoft is also working on a dark mode for Outlook mobile, and it’s a highly requested feature. That mode won’t debut today, but is something that’ll appear in a future update.
Theme support has been present in Outlook’s web app for some time now: the image top of post shows the difference between Outlook.com’s Light and Dark themes.
A few days ago, Microsoft’s product manager Akshay Bakshi confirmed on Twitter that proper support for macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode is coming to Microsoft Office for Mac.
In fact, it’s available right now to Office Insider beta testers with build 181029.
As you can see from his tweets, enabling Dark Mode in Mojave will tint the entire application in dark shades to a dramatic effect, which is especially useful when working in low light.
Proper Dark Mode support should solve the current problem where the predominantly white interfaces in desktop Office apps become jarring when enabling Dark Mode in Mojave.
Microsoft says Office for Mac with Mojave’s Dark Mode support is ”coming soon”.