Tag Archive: dark


Gallery Go is the latest Google app to get a dark theme makeover

The update is available now through the Play Store.

What you need to know The latest version of Gallery Go adds a dark theme. Gallery Go initially launched last month as a lightweight offline photo gallery from the Google Photos team. The dark theme will be enabled based on your system theme or can be toggled manually in the settings.

Google Photos has been one of my favorite apps to manage my pictures since it first launched.  [Read More…]

Facebook is readying a dark mode for its mobile app

As of now, there is no timeline for when to expect dark mode to roll out.

What you need to know App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered Facebook is working on a dark mode for its app. The dark redesign is in the early stages and it could take some time to implement it across the entire app. Facebook is also working on a dark mode for Messenger.

If there is one thing 2019 will be  [Read More…]

Twitter will roll out a ‘Lights Out’ dark mode for Android in September

The Lights Out mode will be coming to the web version as well in the near future.

What you need to know Twitter’s all-black ‘Lights Out’ mode for Android users will be available by mid-September. The company had rolled out the mode for iOS users in March this year. Along with reducing eye strain, the dark mode will help extend battery life on smartphones with OLED screens.

In March this year, Twitter rolled out a true dark  [Read More…]

Dark Swords 2 is a dazzling new RPG you must play

If you’re going to include an auto-play function in your mobile game, you damn well better make the graphics and art style really pretty to back it up. This is exactly the case with Dark Sword 2, an action RPG game that blends tag-team combat with the all-too-familiar grind found in so many mobile RPGs. Once it ramps up, Dark Sword 2 is a dazzling display of colorful attacks and parries and will check a lot of boxes  [Read More…]

How to enable dark mode in YouTube

When it comes to watching videos, a bright white background can be distracting and isn’t often ideal. That goes for TV, monitors, and mobile devices. When YouTube finally rolled out its dark theme, it gave us all a reason to rejoice.

Unfortunately, the dark theme isn’t enabled by default, but it’s not that hard to turn on. Just follow these steps below, and you can enjoy all your favorite YouTube videos with a pleasing dark background.

How to enable dark  [Read More…]

Android Q Beta 5 saves your eyes with new Pixel dark boot animation

Pixel users will no longer have to deal with a blindingly bright boot animation at night.

What you need to know Android Q Beta 5 includes a new AMOLED black boot animation for Pixel devices. The new black boot animation will be shown when you enable the system-wide dark mode toggle. Going by the release schedule shared by Google earlier this year, Android Q Beta 5 is expected to be rolled out very soon.

The upcoming Android  [Read More…]

This is how Google designed dark themes for its apps

The Google design team has created a set of dark theme guidelines for other developers to learn from.

What you need to know Google has used dark grays to create low contrast themes that are easy on the eyes. The design team created a new color palette for Google Calendar. Google has published a guide on dark themes for app developers.

Google has been going all out with updating its apps with dark themes as of late.  [Read More…]

YouTube is testing the best thing since Dark Theme: Hiding the comments

Whether you care about comments or not, this small change could have a huge impact.

What you need to know This change has been seen in testing on the YouTube app in India. It adds a “Comments” button to the video options menu, between Dislike and Share. Comments appear in a new window separate from the video details and suggested videos. We do not know if this change will roll out more widely (but one can only  [Read More…]

Google Photos dark mode is popping up for users on Android Pie

The dark theme is a server-side change and is enabled by using a global dark theme.

What you need to know A dark theme for Google Photos is showing up for some users on Android Pie. The theme is enabled depending on your global system theme and cannot be changed independently. It is a server-side change, meaning you’ll have to wait for it to roll out to your device.

You won’t have to wait for  [Read More…]

Google Calendar and Google Keep get dark mode on Android

Rolling out to phones via an app update.

What you need to know Google Calendar and Google Keep are getting dark modes on Android. Available with the latest available app update. The rollout could take up to 15 days.

Over the last few months, Google’s been steadily adding an official dark mode to more and more of its apps. Following the likes of Google Messages, News, Contacts, and others, Google’s now announced dark modes for Calendar and  [Read More…]