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Technology One of Google’s most popular apps might finally be getting dark mode

18:40  09 october  2019
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LinkedIn is joining the dark mode revolution

LinkedIn is joining the dark mode revolution The Microsoft-owned networking site will make its app easier on the eyes, Jane Manchun Wong revealed.

Google dark mode is something users have been wanting for ages now, and slowly it's starting to One of the most popular consumer services Google has ever had is Photos, and alongside the While many of Google ’ s Android apps are getting a dark mode that works on all versions of the OS

Does ‘true black’ dark mode save more battery than dark gray? Yes, but also no. Towards the end of November last year, Google finally admitted that dark modes are , in fact, good for your OLED smartphone battery. Unlike some of Google ’ s other apps , the dark mode in Google Keep Notes doesn’t have a default for Battery Saver mode . Get the Android Authority app on Google Play.

Dark mode has been slowly spreading across the entire mobile app ecosystem over the last few years, but Apple’s decision to add a dedicated system-wide dark mode to iOS 13 might have escalated the adoption of the feature even further. For example, just this week, Instagram updated its app with a dark mode, and now there are signs that one of Google’s most important mobile apps will be going dark in the near future as well.

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According to Android Police, elements of dark mode have begun to appear in the latest versions of Maps Preview and Maps Beta, signaling that Google is at the very least testing the feature out. That said, it’s likely still a ways away from being ready for release, as a vast majority of the app still appears as it always has, and of the interface elements that have been changed, many are illegible with dark text on a dark background.

Dark mode finally rolling out for Gmail on Android

Dark mode finally rolling out for Gmail on Android If you spend a lot of time staring at screens all day (and all night, for that matter) many of you are no doubt glad to increasingly have a dark mode option become a more familiar part of your smartphone experience. Personally, Gmail is one of the apps I'm glued to for most of my waking hours, so it's certainly welcome to see that a dark mode for Gmail is finally rolling out. The caveat is that this is for the Android version of the app only, and you’ll need to be running Android 10. Android 10, released more than a week ago, has its own system-wide dark mode.

Dark mode is finally coming to the Google Calendar app . Google has been busy updating a lot of their most popular apps with dark modes . The rollout began on May 16th and you will need to be on the latest version of the Google Calendar app to get it. Download the app from the Play Store

With several Google apps getting the dark mode treatment in recent weeks, it’ s finally Gmail’ s turn to get the eye-friendly mode . Google Blog Dynamic email could be one of the most helpful additions to Gmail in recent years, allowing you to fill out forms and more right within your email window.

Many of Google’s most prominent apps on Android have gotten dark mode in recent months, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Chrome, Google Assistant, and even the Play Store. Google Maps has had a night theme for a while, but it can only be activated while navigating. A more extensive dark mode is in the works:

Of course, one of the highlights of Android 10 is a system-wide dark mode of Google’s own design. As with iOS, every app that has a dark mode should automatically switch over when you have Android 10 dark mode enabled, and it sure looks like Google Maps could be one of those apps after a future update rolls out.

This comes just days after Google added another highly-anticipated feature to Maps: Incognito mode. The feature had long been a part of Chrome and YouTube, but it arrived on Google Maps this week as well:

Slack's desktop apps get dark mode options

Slack's desktop apps get dark mode options The dark mode trend looks like it's here to stay, with more and more companies introducing black color schemes for their apps. The latest feature in Slack for desktop is support for dark mode to save your eyes when you're burning the midnight oil. If you haven't already tweaked the app yourself, dedicated dark mode themes are now available on Slack's Mac, Windows and Linux desktop clients. They join the Android and iOS mobile apps where it was already a feature. You can either apply various dark mode sidebar variants, or try the new "Nocturne" dark mode theme, which is now even darker.

The world' s most popular video sharing app gave iOS users a dark theme in early 2018 and Note that it might take a while for Slack to accept you as a beta tester. Once you're approved, you'll get a One of the best privacy-focused messaging apps around, Signal, has a dark mode option that' s easy

Google has gradually been adding dark modes to its most popular apps in preparation for the You can check out Google ’ s latest update on the Gmail app right now but you probably won’t be able to Related: Best Android Phones. If you want to be one of the first to try out Gmail’s new dark mode , you can We may get a commission if you buy via our price links. Tell us what you think – email the Editor.

When you turn on Incognito mode in Maps, your Maps activity on that device, like the places you search for, won’t be saved to your Google Account and won’t be used to personalize your Maps experience. You can easily turn on Incognito mode by selecting it from the menu that appears when you tap your profile photo, and you can turn it off at any time to return to a personalized experience with restaurant recommendations, information about your commute, and other features tailored to you. Incognito mode will start rolling out on Android this month, with iOS coming soon.

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If and when Google makes any official announcements about dark mode for Maps, we’ll be sure to share them.

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Chrome for iOS update adds support for system-wide Dark Mode .
iOS 13 was chock full of major upgrades and improvements, but for my money, none are as impactful as the system-wide Dark Mode that automatically switches apps that support it over to the same theme. Several of the most popular apps on the App Store respected Dark Mode on the day or shortly after iOS 13 rolled out to the public, but this week, Google brought one of its most popular apps on board with the Chrome 78 update. As with many otherAs with many other apps, Chrome will automatically switch over to its darker theme if you have Dark Mode enabled, and you won’t be able to opt out. The only way to switch back to the standard theme is to deactivate Dark Mode on your iOS device, which is also true on Mac and Windows, but not Android.

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