Back in October, Microsoft debuted an early look at upcoming changes to its Microsoft Office suite, including a full-fledged dark mode for macOS Mojave users. Following testing via Office Insiders, the feature has made its public debut, putting a darker twist on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Dark mode support rolls out with version 16.20.0 (Build 18120801) of Office for Mac, released on December 11, 2018. Alongside these new visual options, the update integrates Apple's Continuity Camera for quick image insertion from mobile, and miscellaneous Outlook upgrades. Below is the full changelog, as provided by Microsoft:

Word

  • Go Easy on Your Eyes with Dark Mode: A dark background is easier on the eyes in low-light environments. Requires macOS Mojave.
  • Preserve the Look of Your Text: Embed fonts to ensure that your document's text looks the same on every computer. No more surprises!

Excel

  • Go Easy on Your Eyes with Dark Mode: A dark background is easier on the eyes in low-light environments. Requires macOS Mojave.

PowerPoint

  • Go Easy on Your Eyes with Dark Mode: A dark background is easier on the eyes in low-light environments. Requires macOS Mojave.
  • From iPhone to PowerPoint in a Snap: Use the Apple Continuity Camera to insert a photo from your iPhone into your slide. Requires macOS Mojave.

Outlook

  • Go Easy on Your Eyes with Dark Mode: A dark background is easier on the eyes in low-light environments. Requires macOS Mojave.
  • Share your calendar: Share your calendar with family, friends, and colleagues. Open calendars shared with you in Mac, PC, or cloud versions of Outlook.
  • Turn Off Forwarding for a Meeting: Prevent attendees from forwarding your meetings to others.
  • Use Teams to Connect to your Meetings: Work with remote teams? Use Teams in Outlook to schedule and join online meetings.
  • See who's coming to the meeting: Click any meeting or event in your calendar to see who plans to be there.
  • View three time zones: Need to schedule a meeting across time zones? Add multiple time zones to your calendar to easily see everyone's availability and pick a time that works for all.

To access dark mode, and the latest Office for Mac features, update your suite to the latest version. As always, let us know your thoughts on the latest update in the comments section below.

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