Dark mode starts showing up in Gmail for Android

Dark mode starts showing up in Gmail for Android
Gmail is one of the not so many Google apps that hasn't yet received a proper dark mode. Meanwhile, Drive, Keep and Google's app have all received the highly-anticipated dark theme so that everyone can enjoy it.

Well, it looks like Google is working hard to make Gmail users happy as well. AndroidPolice reports the long overdue dark mode is starting to show up in Gmail for Android. Unfortunately, it's not yet correctly implemented and lacks a toggle that would allow users to disable or enable it.

The dark mode seems to be available in settings only for the time being and pops up randomly whenever it wants. This is more of an indication that Google is close to nailing it down rather than an official release, but it's what we have at the moment to keep you hyped.

Gmail is probably one of the most popular Google apps for Android devices, so it's kind of a bummer that the Mountain View company didn't think that it should implement a dark theme yet, while other less used apps have been treated with a dark mode a long time ago.

Apparently, the dark mode appears in Gmail v2019.06.09, so if you have this specific version installed on your Android smartphone, you might sporadically enjoy the new implementation of dark mode, at least until a full-fledged version will be released.

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5 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

We need deep black, not dark gray!! Apple will be late to the game, but at least they realized that deep black works best with OLED screens, so why is Google this stubborn about it?

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

The first page of settings is grey the rest is black. I just want that blinding glare to go, the battery life of my phone isn't a problem.

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1024; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Could be because dark gray is actually easier on the eyes than deep black. What they should do, however, is provide it as an option in the app settings.

4. AbhiDediot

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 22, 2019

Looks like dark mode is the next big features all needs to have . Thanks to OLED tech

5. Rager722 unregistered

This leaves Google Play Store as the last app to get darkmode outside the pixel phones..

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