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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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Facebook's mobile app may finally get a built-in dark mode

Facebook's mobile app may finally get a built-in dark mode While Twitter, YouTube, and Slack have begun to roll out dark modes built right into their mobile applications as optional themes, Facebook and its suite of apps have been trailing behind in this particular trend. While platforms like YouTube, Twitter, and Slack all have "night" themes built into their iOS and Android apps, Messenger only gained the functionality in April. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp still lack the battery- and eye-saving option. That may not be the case for much longer, though, as the highly reliable reverse software engineer Jane Manchun Wong discovered that the Facebook mobile app for Android's code contains an unreleased Dark Mode.

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.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Google-Maps-Dark-Mode© Provided by Penske Media Corporation Google-Maps-Dark-Mode

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.

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.

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:

Google Duo rolls out low light mode to let videocallers see each other, even in the dark

Google Duo rolls out low light mode to let videocallers see each other, even in the dark Because poor lighting is a chronic impediment to videocalling in various parts of the world, Google announced on Monday that its videocalling app, Google Duo, is getting a new feature: low light mode. In various parts of the world -- especially where electricity is expensive and power outages are frequent -- finding lighting strong enough for video calls is difficult. For this reason and others, Google announced yesterday that they're

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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Instagram updates bring dark mode to iOS 13 and Android 10 .
Following the introduction of Apple's system-wide dark mode on iOS 13 and a similar feature in Android 10, users have been able to switch to a white-on-black theme for their system elements and for supported apps. Now, Instagram is going over to the dark side as well, offering a dark mode in its app for both mobile operating systems. Starting today, you can use Instagram in dark mode on iOS 13 or Android 10. Turn dark mode on your phone to try it out. ???? — Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) October 8, 2019Instagram's dark mode is responsive to the iOS or Android system settings.

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