Dark mode looks great on phones, especially on LED displays. For a long time, developers have ignored the fact that people love dark mode apps, but now slowly but steadily it is catching up. Now we see a new wave of apps with dark mode theme. Many of our favorite apps like Twitter is available with the dark mode in the setting. For Android users, we have been using a lot of Google apps from YouTube to Gmail and Maps, and Google has known for slapping white themes on each of its apps. Not anymore. Google is also slowly shifting dark modes and now many of Google apps and services available with an optional dark mode which can be enabled from the settings. Today in this article, we will list all the dark mode Google apps with the process to enable.
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Google Apps with Dark Mode and How to Enable
YouTube is the biggest app from Google which many people use. In the last few months, Google has been spotted testing its dark mode themed YouTube and now it is available for everyone. Here is how you can enable dark mode on your YouTube app.
- Update your YouTube app.
- Go to setting, then General. You will see a new dark theme option. Enable it to enable dark theme on your YouTube app.
Google’s own messaging app is been going through a lot of changes in the recent time. If you are using message app from Android, you can experience a few interesting features including a new material theme, messages for the web to send and receive messages from your computer and of course dark theme. The dark theme on Android message looks dope.
- To enable dark mode, download the latest app from the Play Store.
- Tap on the 3 vertical dots from the top right corner and select ‘Enable dark mode.’
3. Google News
I don’t personally use Google News on my phone. But if you do, then you will be glad to know that this app also comes with an option to enable dark mode.
- Update the app and then go to setting.
- Here you can see the “Dark theme” option. Tapping on it will show different options for enabling or disabling the dark mode. You can select “always” to enable dark mode for both day and night. Or you can choose to enable dark mode only in the night or only during battery saving mode.
SnapSeed is Google’s answer for Lightroom from Adobe. You can do professional touch up to your photos from your Android and iPhone. The SnapSeed app is now coming with the option to enable dark mode.
- Update the app and go to setting from the menu.
- Enable “Dark theme,” and you are done.
5. Google Authenticator App
Google Authenticator is an interesting app which replaces two-step security code SMS with an in-app code generator. Many people don’t use this app, but if you do, you can enable dark mode for this app too.
- Tap on three vertical dots from the top right corner and select “View in night mode.”
6. Gmail on Browser
Unfortunately, Gmail app hasn’t gotten any dark mode update yet. But if you use Gmail on a computer, you can enable dark theme there for your browser. To enable dark themed Gmail on computer follow the below steps.
- Open Gmail from your PC or Mac browser.
- Click on the settings icon and select “Themes.”
- From there scroll down and select “Dark.” You will have a dark themed Gmail for your computer.
We have a separate article explaining how to enable dark mode for Gmail on Android phone. Please check that article if you are interested.
7. YouTube on Browser
Just like Gmail, YouTube is also offering a dark mode for computer users. You can enable by following the below steps.
- Open YouTube.com and make sure to log in with your Google account.
- Now click on your profile picture and select “Dark Theme.” Slide the dark theme switch to enable the dark theme.
So these are the apps and services from Google which comes with the dark mode. Google, as well as other app developers, are still afraid of enabling dark mode by default. But it is good to see them adding it. So, what other would you like to see come in dark mode? Let us know in the comments.