How to enable Outlook web dark mode

Outlook.com has a new dark mode that has been designed to offer an alternative way to read emails for those users who prefer an interface that is less bright or want to reduce eye strain in a low-light environment.

This new mode currently works only with the default blue theme, and you can quickly enable it within your email account configurations.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn the steps to enable the dark mode for the web version of Outlook.

How to turn on dark mode for Outlook.com

In order to enable the dark mode in Outlook.com, use the following steps:

  1. Open Outlook.com on your web web browser.

  2. Click the main menu (gear) button in the upper-right corner.

  3. Under “Theme,” select the default blue theme.

  4. Turn on the Dark mode toggle switch.

    Dark mode settings for Outlook.com
    Dark mode configurations for Outlook.com

After completing the steps your Outlook account will start using the new mode with darker colors. In the case that you’re not able to turn on the switch, or the option is not available, you should consider using Microsoft Edge.

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Disable dark mode settings in Outlook.com message
Disable dark mode configurations in Outlook.com message

If the message is too difficult to read, you can click the button next to the “Reply” button to disable the dark theme for the body of the email.

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