Dark mode finally rolling out for Gmail on Android

Dark mode finally rolling out for Gmail on Android

Dark versions not only look incredible - they can extend battery life and are also easier on the eyes at night.

This shift to the new Material Theme is necessary to implement the increasingly-popular dark mode themes. But Google is not the only company that adds dark themes to its app. Microsoft recently confirmed that dark mode for Outlook is now available on Android and iOS for everyone.

Overall, there isn't much else to say, only that Gmail will get a darker or faded black theme rather than a pitch black darkness.

Express.co.uk has the low down on how to turn on this exciting feature. As reported by 9to5Google, the search giant has started rolling out dark theme on Gmail's Android app as a part of a server-side update. Since the update is incremental, not all Gmail Android users will get it at once.

Android 10, released more than a week ago, has its own system-wide dark mode. A black theme tend to save more juice than a dark grey theme on phones with OLED screens.

The latest version of the Gmail app for Android is said to be available with version 2019.08.18.267044774, which is now available on Play Store. One can see that there are still some coloured elements to highlight the labels, inbox and other sections.

Google Play is likely taking longer to convert due to the complexity of its icon-heavy interface. Today, it looks like the rollout of the darker side of Gmail may have begun.

Dark themes have been an eagerly-anticipated option for Android users because of the way Google has continually teased it.

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