Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook now have a dark theme in latest Office 2016 Insider build


Office 2016

About a week ago, we reported about a new Office Insider build for Android, as part of Microsoft’s new Office Insider program. Today, Microsoft has rolled out a new build for those of you on Windows 10, adding a few new cool features.

Office 2016 Insider build 16.0.6568.2016 for Windows desktop is out now and it comes with new features like dark theme in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. To activate dark mode, simply go into Options and under Office Theme, simply select Black. Microsoft has also added new funnel charts in Excel, as well as ink annotations in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Office 2016 Black Theme
Office 2016 Black Theme

Other improvements in this particular build include easier contact searching in Outlook by showing you pictures alongside the contact name. Microsoft has also added new IFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, and SWITCH functions to Excel, as well as the ability to send a document via the Share pane either as an attachment or as a PDF without leaving the confines of your worksheet.

PowerPoint now lets you know what slide each person is working on during collaboration, which is a fantastic improvement for those of you who are constantly working on team presentations.

How do you join the Office Insider program? Here’s how:

Office 2016 is rolling out around the world, and we’re already hard at work on the next wave of updates. We’ve asked Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscribers to help make the next Office even better by becoming an Office Insider. It’s easy to join, just install the Office Insider build and get early access to the new Office innovations. Tell us what you think, your feedback will make Office great for users worldwide. Office Insider is available on Windows (desktop and mobile), Mac and Android.

Thanks Steve for the tip!