How to Switch Between Light and Dark Themes in Outlook on Windows 11



The article provides instructions on how to enable or disable the Dark Mode in the new Outlook app on Windows 11. Users can switch to dark mode through the app for a better reading experience or base it on Windows theme settings. This feature was added following a Microsoft design refresh.

This article explains how to turn Dark Mode On or Off in the new Outlook app in Windows 11.

The new Outlook for Windows brings the latest features and a modern and simplified design with support for Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school,, Hotmail, and Gmail accounts.

If you prefer to read your read and send emails in dark mode, you can switch to it for a comfortable viewing experience in the new Outlook app.

The Dark Mode feature in Outlook isn’t new. It was added when Microsoft unveiled a refreshed design, aligning the app closely with the overall system settings. Users can set Dark Mode within the app or use the system’s theme settings option to change it based on the Windows theme settings.

We’ll show you how to turn dark mode on or off in Outlook below.

Enable or disable Dark Mode in the Outlook app

As mentioned above, users can switch to dark mode within the new Outlook app for a comfortable viewing experience.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

You can do that by clicking Start -> All app -> Outlook app. Or use the Start menu search box to search for ‘Outlook ‘and open it.

Open the new Outlook app in Windows 11

When the app opens, click the Settings button (gear on the top right) to proceed.

Add Gmail to Outlook app in Windows 11

On the Settings page, click the ‘General‘tab on the left sidebar.

Turn dark mode on or off for Outlook app

Next, select the Appearance tab and click Dark under Dark mode. SelectUse system settings if the Windows theme is set to Dark mode.

Turn dark mode on or off for Outlook app

Additional modern and classic theme options are also available.

That should do it!


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