Ah, Dark Mode – The charcoal gray color palette is associated with night time and eyeball-saving. It is not without its opponents, not even among my own allies. But there are many people, including me, who are not good enough for the dusty subject. Luckily Dark Mode is available on just about every device and app – so we’ll walk you through how to make your digital life a little deeper.
Note that we are going to show you how to enable Dark Mode on many of the most essential apps and services – there is not enough time or space on our servers to show you that Dark Mode is available everywhere How to enable, because it is very ubiquitous subject. But these will make a good start.
Most social media apps have added dark mode to make late night browsing easier. Facebook is one of the latecomers of all sites. It only combined Dark Mode with the latest redesign, which you can read here. The Dark Mode toggle is in the main drop-down menu of the site. Although Instagram does not have an in-app dark mode option, it syncs to your phone’s dark mode – you can read about how it works here.
Twitter has a similar setting on Instagram, in which you can sync its color palette with system settings – meaning, if your phone is already in dark mode, it will automatically go dark. You can manually set it to dark mode by going to settings, and look for toggling dark mode under “Display and Sound”. You can read more about the options here.
Messenger was originally in dark mode only through an emoji-based Easter egg, but it has since joined the bandwagon for real. To switch to dark mode, all you have to do is tap your profile picture and toggle at the top of the option. You can read more about it here.
It is not just social media that wants to spare your eyes. Many of your favorite workplace apps also include dark mode settings, so even your work can look like a computer chimney. For starters, Slack now has a dark mode available on its iOS and Android apps (which you can read here) as well as its desktop client (which you can read here).
WhatsApp has also added dark mode to its web and mobile version, even if it is at different times. You can read about how to enable dark mode on web clients and Android here. As with the other apps mentioned here, WhatsApp will automatically run in dark mode on iOS when iOS itself is set to dark mode.
Google has also added dark mode to its docs, sheets and slides on Android, which you can read here. Furthermore, it is not a per-app app, but Google Play also has Dark Mode – to turn it on, you just need to go to the app settings and view the theme menu. You can read about it here.
Like all of the above, different operating systems for phones provide you with dark mode to turn on at night to make browsing or working on your eyes easier. Apple has added dark mode to iOS 13, and as mentioned, most apps will kick into dark mode when it becomes available. You can read about how to turn it on. Similarly, Android introduced a dark theme in Android 10 update, which you can find in the display settings.
If you want some variety, Windows 10 also has a light mode in addition to darkness – you can find both in personalization settings. You can read more about it here.
And all! While this won’t necessarily make your whole life a paradise, it will at least put Dark Mode on all your favorite apps. Good luck!