Google News app starts receiving Dark Theme

Google News app starts receiving Dark Theme
So what makes everyone go crazy for Dark Theme? Well, for one thing it is the reverse of your regular black text on white background. And with white print on a black or dark background, apps look different and fresh. And using Dark Theme at night, or with the lights out, prevents the white background from melting your retinas and hurting your eyes. We should point out that there are some who prefer having this setting toggled on even in the light of day.

Google has been adding Dark Theme into quite a few apps lately, including the Android Phone app, the Google Feed, Android Messages and YouTube. Now, Google News is the latest app from the search giant to give users the option to enable Dark Theme.

Screenshots reveal that users of the Google News app will have the option of setting Dark Theme to permanently be enabled on the app, turned on automatically at night and when the Battery Saver is on, activated just when the Battery Saver is toggled on, or be permanently disabled on the app. It appears that the new feature will be part of version 5.5 of the Google News app. Version 5.4 is currently posted in the Google Play Store.

If you want to install Google News on your Android or iOS phone, click on the appropriate link: (iOS|Android).

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8 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

This feature should've been there at launch since it was a feature for the old news app

2. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The Android Phone app doesn't have dark mode yet it still says "coming soon" on the Play Store.

3. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Version in the store is still 5.4, as mentioned in the article.

4. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

No I meant the phone app/dialer.

5. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Ah, nevermind. I put the new Windows Explorer in dark mode the other day, and all my non-dark mode apps are freaking me out.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Haha, dark mode is a nice feature to have especially at night, most apps that have an auto dark setting I use that so I can get used to seeing both themes, but for the apps that don't have it like YouTube, I just leave it dark.

8. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I leave all my stuff dark, but most apps I use don't yet have it. It would be nice if my next phone is OLED, so dark themes would actually use less battery.

6. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Anyone knows how to enable this in Huawei Mate 10 Pro phone?

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