With the release of macOS Mojave in September, Apple introduced a Dark Mode to its desktop operating system that some users prefer the look of, or just find more forgiving on the eyes. Many third-party apps have followed suit with their own darkened interfaces, and now it looks like a similar interface option is also headed for Microsoft Office.

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MS PowerPoint in Dark Mode

Microsoft Office product manager Akshay Bakshi has been teasing as much on social media, with two tweets posted on October 29 and 30 indicating that users of Office for Mac will soon have the ability run at least some apps included in the productivity suite in a new native Dark Mode.


According to the tweets, Dark Mode will be available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, featuring new dynamic ribbon and icon styling. Users signed up to the Insiders Fast community getting access to the visual refresh first in build 181029.

Top Rated Comments

DanielDD Avatar
74 months ago
Great. Now we all can appreciate a good looking interface while we wait for the apps to respond.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mascots Avatar
74 months ago
Ugh no Outlook? The one I'm forced to stare at, jack around with, and spend eons searching through all damn day?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ppdix Avatar
74 months ago
What about a dark mode for Mac Rumors?
DPReview.com has one and it looks great
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goslowjoe Avatar
73 months ago
not working!
Restart your Mac.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdclifford Avatar
74 months ago
I'm running Insiders Fast build 181029 but I don't see any settings for dark mode. What am I missing?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Miguel Cunha Avatar
73 months ago
They are still polishing Outlook but it will also get the new design/ribbon. Check @AgentAkki on Twitter.
Great! That's a relief.
For a moment I thought I'd still had to endure the harsh of the white.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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