Taking cues from Apple and Google, Microsoft is reportedly adding a dark mode to Outlook.com. The company had introduced the dark mode temporarily for Halloween last year and has apparently been working on the mode since then, for Outlook.com. The mode will apparently be available soon, according to the company’s teaser.
“One reason for the delay is our insistence that we deliver the best Dark Mode of any leading email client (you’ll understand when you see it, I guarantee). The sneak preview you saw last year at Halloween was a prototype that required a lot more work to be ready for prime time. We’ve redesigned the colors and code multiple times and are proud to enter the final stretch,” said the Outlook.com team in a feedback post.
According to reports, users have been requesting the Dark Mode off Microsoft for a while now. In fact, the mode is apparently amongst the most requested features for Outlook.com. The email client currently has 400 million active users and Microsoft has been adding features to it for a while now. A new design for Outlook.com was rolled out in March this year.