The much awaited dark mode to Outlook.com web mail service will soon be made available, an Outlook team member has just revealed. After the temporary Halloween dark mode was released last year, news was around that the software company was working on a fresh dark mode for its web mail service.
Currently with 400 million active users, the enthusiasm is gaining momentum for the availability of this highly requested feature which was removed previously. The exact number of users’ votes who wanted this mode back shot up to 1000 recently. Outlook users had been unhappy at the removal of dark theme and many wanted it back. The color scheme had already been adopted by third-party mobile applications like Reddit, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch and it was high time Microsoft did it for its web mail service as well.
In a feedback post on UserVoice, the Outlook team member also discussed the reasons for delay in bringing the dark mode
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. Philip at Outlook
He further wrote,
“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.” Philip at Outlook
The codes and colors on the mode have been redesigned several times and the preparations for launch of the new theme are supposedly in its final stretch. As indicated by Microsoft and Outlook, the day when this theme will be made public is fairly near.