Google and Microsoft deliver dark theme to two new apps

Google has finally released a dark mode for Gmail (better late than never)

Google and Microsoft deliver dark theme to two new apps

Android 10, released more than a week ago, has its own system-wide dark mode. Over the past few months, the software giant has been adding dark mode to its apps including Google Photos, Google Maps, Google Fit, Google Chrome, Android Auto, and Gmail. Along with dark mode, the latest update also brings some Media Player improvements in the form of new controls, such as Skip, Rewind, and Autoplay. There's Gmail, Play Store and more, but today, we have come across screenshots that show the Play Store in all its dark mode glory.

Dark mode started showing up late June but it was imperfect, showing up when it wanted to and was only available in settings while the rest of the app retained a white background and there was no toggle to enable it.

Note that this seems to be a staged rollout so even if you are one of the few lucky ones to already by running Android 10, you may have to wait a bit longer for the Stores dark mode to become available.

Take a look at the new dark mode for the Play Store below. The dark theme can also be seen in the mail composition box with a dark grey background with white text. Dark versions not only look incredible - they can extend battery life and are also easier on the eyes at night.

Google and Microsoft deliver dark theme to two new apps
Google and Microsoft deliver dark theme to two new apps

Gmail users with Android 10 can activate dark mode easily, automatically switching to the dark mode when you enable the system-level toggle.

If you update and want to look for it, head into Gmail settings and you should see a "Theme" choice at the top, above your "Default notification action".

Dark mode is the popular option for staring at screens, as it can invert colours on your device. Let us know in the comments.

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