Dark Mode now available in Google Phone beta app

Dark Mode now available in Google Phone beta app
Google has been teasing a Dark Mode for its Phone app for about a month now but didn't release it yet. The changelog of the last Google Phone update mentions that a Dark Mode is on the way, but no timeframe is provided for the release of the feature.

Dark Mode now available in Google Phone beta app
However, it appears that a Dark Mode has just made its way to the beta version of Google Phone, which suggests a final release might happen very soon. 

The option to switch to the dark theme will be added to the Settings / Display Options, but the setting is not yet visible in the stable version of Google Phone.

Many of Google's apps received Dark mode settings, including Android Messages and YouTube. More will probably get it in the coming months, but it looks like Google Phone might be the next one. So, here is hoping the new feature will be made available sooner rather than later.

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4 Comments

1. gdawilson

Posts: 255; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Can't wait for it! Google app/Assistant need it, Photos is getting it which is good news, and Gmail needs it too

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 491; Member since: May 02, 2016

Just to clarify that dark mode in google's new material design 2 will be more like dark grey color which means it's good for eyes not for the OLED's panels or for the batteries.. it might be dynamic like it will be light during the day and it becomes dark in the night just to make it more comfortable for the eyes, ( like Twitter app and the new Mac mojave update, ) .. but the dark mode in Samsung's Android Pie update it will be completely black which will keep the pixels off which will save battery.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5554; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hate pitch black themes, don't look good IMO I'd perfer if there was both a dark mode and a black mode (as well as light for daytime use) Dark grey is still great for batteries too The difference between black and dark grey is minimal Here's power consumption of black (0% APL) vs light grey (40% APL) on the S6https://images.anandtech.com/doci/9394/luminance-curve_575px.png For reference, Reddit Is Fun's old dark mode is 23% APLhttps://images.anandtech.com/galleries/4127/Screenshot_2014-12-22-00-45-02_575px.png

3. gamehead unregistered

Can't wait for more apps to support this feature.

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