How to enable dark mode on Word Online

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Word online is a completely FREE web based word processor offered by Microsoft. Unlike all other products by the tech giant, this one is completely free. You can start using Word Online by simply creating an account. It has no limitations in terms of number of devices, type of devices or requiring any specific software preinstalled on your PC. All it requires is Browser and Internet connection.

The web-based version of Word offers far better collaboration features than the desktop version of Office does. It allows real-time editing of any document by multiple people. Even better, everything is saved instantly thus reducing the risk of losing anything that you or any other collaborator has done within the document.
What are the cons of relying on Word Online

* It requires internet connection. Unlike the desktop version where you can use it without have an access to the internet, the online version requires it.
* Limited features compared to the desktop Office suite. Although it has the same interface, there are fewer features built-in. If you are not a power user, you most likely won’t notice it. If you are, you most likely won’t be working with the online version and would rely on the powerful desktop suite.

Word Online Dark Mode

The good thing is that there is a way of enabling dark mode on Word Online. While both the desktop and the online office suites do not have built-in dark mode, you can overcome the bright white screen while working from your browser.

Why using dark mode while working?

Better sleep - The bright white color that stems from your monitor can disturb your sleep. Thus reducing or completely removing it can help you get the rest you need.
Better eye health - Have you noticed your eyes burning after a long day at work? The reason again is the bright white screen that you have been starring whole day and probably couple of hours at night. The brighter the screen, the quicker your eyes get tired.
Better focus - You can focus better and maintain it for extended amount of time when the text is white and the background dark. Not vice versa as it is on Word Online.

Step by step guide

1. Install Night Eye for your preferred browser. The complete list can be found on our homepage -

2. Open the extension by clicking on the icon that will appear next to the address bar in your browser

3. Pick a preferred language (English is set as default)

4. Enjoy the darkness, your eyes will feel much better now

Check out the video guide!

Here is how the dark mode looks when enabled on Word Online

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There are many customisation options such as blue light filter, contrast filter, brightness filter, color changing feature and more. For most people, the default settings are satisfactory enough so at the beginning don’t bother with them. Night Eye will automatically enable dark mode on every website you visit.

For more details on how it works and how to use it, check out our How to Start page
If you have questions, check out our FAQ or simply message us using the built-in support chat.
To do so, open the extension window and at the top right corner you will see the support chat.

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