Slack rolls out dark mode for iOS, Android users | #111710

Alfred Osborne
March 15, 2019

What else would you like to see Slack offer in the iOS and Android apps in the future? This again isn't anything bad given the various benefits that the dark mode stands for.

The dark mode feature is increasingly popular.

There is a piece of good news for all the countless Slack users who have been requesting the company for a Dark Mode interface for several years.

On dark mode, the individual pixels will do less work in dark areas. That said, there still is a way to get something similar if not the dark mode itself. When your profile appears, navigate to the bottom of the sidebar and select "Settings". Unfortunately, individual apps are under no obligation to follow the lead of Android, but some elements (like the quick settings pane) will turn darker. Once approved, the app should then be updated to the latest beta version. Keep reading to learn more details about this feature finally coming to the app and how you can test it out right now.

In the upper-right of the screen, look for the options button - it's the vertical stack of three dots. Facebook has already introduced dark mode for Messenger while WhatsApp too is being on the verge of getting one. You may have noticed it's hidden at the moment-hidden until you send someone, anyone a crescent emoji.

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More and more apps have been rolling out dark mode recently. For that, one has to tap on Settings Chats Chat Wallpaper Solid Colors. However, the iOS version lets you switch automatically.

There are so many tools and features in Slack that can help make you a more productive team member and many ways to maximize the use of the app. This can be a flawless alternative to the much awaited dark mode till the same officially becomes available.

Google is taking its sweet time giving Android a proper dark UI mode, leaving individual developers to pick up the slack. For the time being there's no such option available on the web. It's relatively easy to set up but could take a little while longer to activate than any of the modes above. To apply, head over to the Slack for Android beta page on the official Slack website. You can do so by going here for iOS, and here for Android. That means the feature is available though only for the beta testers.

As you probably know, dark mode has become one of the most requested features for almost every app on both iOS and Android.

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