Dark Mode – also known as night mode or dark mode -, a function that changes the color palette used by mobile applications to darker shades, has become a trend among Android and iPhone (iOS) apps. Several services already offer the theme, such as Instagram, Messenger and Twitter, as well as productivity tools, such as Evernote and Slack. The feature, which aims to make visibility more comfortable during use at night or in low-light environments, is long awaited by WhatsApp users, who are developing the theme and should launch it soon.
In addition to applications, the so-called «night mode» was added to iOS 13 and Android 10, the latest versions of operating systems, making the feature even more popular. Check out, in the list below, 15 apps that already offer night mode on your phone.
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Instagram with dark mode enabled – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
Instagram won night mode this October on Android phones and iPhone (iOS). The theme is colored in dark gray and black, with white letters. There is no specific command in the application to activate the feature, as the activation follows the color scheme of the cell phone system. That is, to activate on the iPhone, just activate the dark mode of iOS 13. On Android, just turn on the night mode in the Android 10 settings.
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Activating the Facebook Messenger dark theme – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
The Messenger app for Android and iPhone (iOS) received night mode in April this year. Activation is done in the app’s own settings with just a touch of the feature key. The messenger is predominantly black with white letters, both in the configuration menus and in the conversation windows.
App Mobbils gains dark colors with the night mode – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The Brazilian financial manager Mobills also has a dark version. Like dark mode, the user will be able to control their revenues and accounts in an environment intended for use during the night. To activate, just turn on dark mode in your operating system for the app to follow the change and adopt dark colors.
Telegram for iPhone gains automatic night mode; learn how to configure – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Telegram offers night mode in dark blue and black. The main rival messenger of WhatsApp allows to activate the feature automatically, during a period previously informed by the user, or even when it reaches a certain percentage of screen brightness.
Evernote notes get dark colors with night mode – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The night mode of the Evernote note-taking app leaves notebooks and notes with different shades of gray, making writing and reading pleasant, without extreme contrasts. To activate the feature, simply activate the dark mode in the mobile operating system.
Dark YouTube theme on Android – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
YouTube for mobile also has a dark mode, ideal for watching videos at night without irritating your eyes with the traditional white background. To activate the function on the iPhone (iOS), access the Settings of the app and activate the «Dark theme» key. On Android, you need to access the «General» tab, in the settings.
Night mode can be activated at any time on Google Maps – Photo: (Reproduction / Maria Dias)
Google Maps also has a night mode that must be activated after starting navigation to a destination. The map will adopt shades of dark blue to make visibility better at night. The feature is also useful for drivers who use GPS at night – so they are not blinded.
Dark Gmail theme in the web version – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
Gmail also has night mode in its Android version. The feature is being released gradually, but some users already have access to the functionality, which leaves the screen in black and white letters. The feature can also be added on the computer by selecting the «Dark» theme. In the web version, it is also possible to leave the interface black.
Chrome with dark mode enabled – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
Another Google service that has adopted the dark version is Google Chrome. The browser replaces the white background of the pages with the black color in order to offer a better reading of the contents. Before already available for Android users, the feature is now new on the iPhone, working integrated with the iOS 13 dark mode.
Night mode is coming for some Facebook users. To use the feature, you need to have access to the new look of the network, which is being released gradually among users.
Night mode leaves the Kindle application with menus and dark pages – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The Kindle app for cell phones also has a night mode, which favors handling the app’s menus and reading books and e-books at night. In addition to the black theme with white letters, it is possible to open the pages in sepia and green tones.
Dark mode can make Twitter black on Android – Photo: Playback / dnetc
Twitter has a dark mode with different color options. It is possible to use the «Dim» option, in which the app adopts a milder version in dark blue, or the «Lights out» option, which is more radical and applies the black color to all screens.
Slack released Night Mode for desktop and web version on the computer – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Team and corporate jobs manager Slack also recently gained a night mode. The version adopts dark blue as a standard color and follows simultaneously with the colored tones of the theme chosen by the user. The result is a dark mode smooth, but that makes the experience pleasant.
Reddit also has night mode on mobile – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Reddit for mobile also has a dark mode which can be activated in the settings. The theme leaves the entire application in shades of dark gray and black, without interfering with visibility when faced with images and videos.
Outlook for mobile has night mode that leaves emails with dark tones – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The dark mode of Outlook for mobile can be activated in two ways: in the application settings or by activating the «System default» function, which will automatically turn the app into dark tones after the iOS or Android color changes.
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