The apps of Microsoft's e-mail service Outlook on Android and iOS are getting a dark mode. Office.com, the web version for Microsoft's office software, will also be given the option of a dark mode, Microsoft has announced on blog service Medium.

With a dark mode, white colors are replaced by dark colors. This means that the use of software must be experienced more pleasantly in low light conditions, such as in the evenings and at night.

Users can indicate their preferences in the Outlook app, which automatically switches to dark mode. In Android, the dark mode is also used automatically when users activate the energy saving mode of their phone.

With the dark mode for its Android and iOS apps, Microsoft is responding to the desire to install the feature in its apps, just like other companies. In the fall, other apps from Microsoft, such as Word and Excel, also get a dark mode.