How to enable dark mode on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams includes a dark mode option if you like to use apps with this color scheme, and here's how to enable it.

Microsoft Teams with dark mode enabled
Microsoft Teams with dark mode enabled

Although on Windows 10, many apps can match the system color scheme, Microsoft Teams won’t automatically switch to the color scheme when enabling the dark mode.

The reason is that you need to enable dark mode on Teams manually using the app settings.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to switch from the light to dark theme on Microsoft Teams on Windows 10.

Enable dark mode on Microsoft Teams

To enable dark mode on Teams, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Click on the Settings and more (ellipsis) button from the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Settings option.

    Teams settings option
    Teams settings option
  4. Click on General.

  5. Under the “Theme” section, select the Dark option to enable the dark mode on Microsoft Teams.

    Teams dark mode option
    Teams dark mode option

Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Teams will switch to a dark color scheme. You can also select the “High contrast” option on the same page if you need to use that color scheme.

We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but you can switch to the light or dark theme on Teams in other platforms, including macOS and Linux.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].