Microsoft has been busy adding a dark mode to its suite of desktop apps, and the Microsoft Corporation is now doing the same for Microsoft 365 on Android.
According to Alessandro Paluzzi, who regularly reverses engineering apps to uncover new features, Microsoft is working on bringing dark mode to Office and Office Hub on Android. Paluzzi shared screenshots of what this might look like, giving users an early look before the update goes live. When the feature goes live, users will apparently have the option to choose among Light, Dark, and System Default.
Paluzzi notes that although his screenshots show a blank Word document as white, it could change before the official release.
“At the moment, the background of the document is white, but they may decide to make it black before the official release,” Paluzzi said.
Android Apps Dark Theme Rolled Out
Microsoft has already begun to roll out a dark theme to several of its Android apps, including OneDrive, Outlook, and a few others. It was only a matter of time before Microsoft did the same for Office on Android.
Unfortunately, it’s not clear when the update is going to roll out to Android users. However, when it is released, it will be applicable to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
If you’re not a user of Microsoft’s Office app suite, Google offers great alternatives. Google has already rolled out dark mode for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android, making apps easier on the eyes.
As we stated at the time, the dark theme only applies to the document browser’s front page and the actual edit view.
“The dark theme in the edit view only applies to Docs and Sheets; however, Slides already supports changing color schemes. The dark theme is the standard dark grey used by Google, and all of the apps retain their respective source colors “We stated this last summer.
Whatever suite of Office apps you end up using, we’ll let you know when the dark mode comes to Microsoft’s Android version of Office.
Author: Jace Mrazz is a Microsoft Office expert with 5 years of experience in the technology industry. He has written technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for a variety of websites, including office.com/setup.