With Android 10 expected to bring a system-wide “Dark Mode” theme, the Gmail team has just seemingly updated its Android app to reflect these changes. Users who found the changes flocked to the Android page on Reddit to share the news. It is said that users can now find the feature on the latest version of the app (2019.08.18.267044774), although some are yet to see it on their phones despite updating to the latest version.
Our guess is Google is slowly rolling out this update in batches, which explains why some users can’t see it. But sure enough, every user should get the update over the coming days. Some users mention that while the app didn’t see the changes, the Gmail widget was automatically changed to Dark Mode.
Google has recently updated a handful of its apps with Dark Mode in anticipation of the new Android 10 update. This is a welcome change for Android as it will finally give users an option to reduce strain on their eyes, especially during the night. Third-party apps offer their own Dark Mode feature (Twitter, for example), so this isn’t a revolutionary change by any means.
If you’re not seeing the update on your Gmail app yet, be sure to head over to the Play Store to manually check for an update. You can check what version of Gmail you’re on by navigating to Settings – General settings from the app. This new update will display three theme options including Light, Dark and System Default.
Are you seeing Dark Mode on Gmail for Android? Make sure you let us know.
Via: Android Central