Hello, Insiders! I’m Sammy Chiu, a Program Manager on the Office team. I’m very excited to let you know about some special themes we’ve developed to help you celebrate Pride on your mobile device or Mac.
At Microsoft, we are celebrating Pride in a variety of ways: highlighting and promoting intersectionality, donating to LGBTQI+ nonprofits, and releasing the largest and most inclusive lineup of Pride-related products in our company’s history.
Celebrate Pride with special themes
We’ve created a colorful theme inspired by the flags of the LGBTQI+ communities to help you show your Pride in Office Mobile, Outlook, Teams, and a variety of standalone Office apps (see availability details below). When you’re using the Pride theme, you’ll see rainbow accent colors applied across your apps.
In Outlook, you can also celebrate by choosing one of five different themes inspired by the Pride, Lesbian, Bisexual, Non-binary, and Transgender flags. (The Outlook themes will be available on a year-round basis, not just during the month of June.)
How it works
Here’s how to get your Pride on this year on your device or computer.
On iOS and Android:
- Tap on your profile photo in the upper left corner, then tap Settings.
- In Outlook, tap Appearance, then tap on a Pride theme to enable it.
3. On other apps, tap Show Your Pride to enable the theme.
- Click the App menu on the menu bar, then click Preferences.
- Under Personal Settings, click Show Your Pride and select the Show Your Pride check box.
- You’ll then see special rainbow accent colors across the app.
The Pride theme is available in the following Microsoft 365 apps:
- iOS: Outlook, Teams, OneNote, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Android: Outlook, Teams
- Mac: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote
This feature is available to all Microsoft 365 subscribers on iOS and Android. Mac users must be running Beta Channel Version 16.49 (Build 21050201) or later.
Features are released over some time to ensure things are working smoothly. We highlight features that you may not have because they’re slowly releasing to larger numbers of Insiders. Sometimes we remove elements to further improve them based on your feedback. Though this is rare, we also reserve the option to pull a feature entirely out of the product, even if you, as an Insider, have had the opportunity to try it.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know. You can submit it on your mobile device by tapping your profile photo and then selecting Help > Feedback. On your Mac computer, you can use the Send us a Smile 😊or Send us a Frown ☹ buttons at the top right.
Learn what other information you should include in your feedback to ensure it’s actionable and reaches the right people. We’re excited to hear from you!
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