Gmail, Google Maps to get Dark Mode update soon: Here’s how it works

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The Android users need to have the latest Android 10 on their phone while iPhone users need iOS 11 and above


Dark Mode is the latest flavour of the season and after Instagram rolled out the Dark Mode this week, Google is joining the bandwagon and is all set to launch a new update to its Gmail and Google Maps applications. As per this, the Dark Mode feature will now be available for both Android and iOS users.
Now, there is a catch. The Android users need to have the latest Android 10 on their phone while iPhone users need iOS 11 and above.

“We’ve started rolling out dark mode for Gmail in the latest update. You should see an option to enable it if you have iOS 11+/Android 10+ soon,” said Gmail in a tweet.

Google has already introduced a system-wide dark mode feature which is running with its Android 10 update. Ever since this new update, only a handful of devices are running the update and owing to this, very few users can actually access the Dark Mode theme.

Now, as far as the Dark Mode feature goes, Google has already begun teasing this new feature. For Maps’ Dark Mode, all the users will need the new Android 10 update on their phones.

This announcement was made by Google soon after Facebook’s Instagram rolled out dark mode on its Android and iOS versions. In order to enable the Dark Mode on your Instagram app, download the latest version of the app from Play Store and App Store.

It should be mentioned here that the Dark Mode isn’t a separate feature within the app and it is dependent on the theme of the device you’ve set. Turn on dark theme of your phone and Instagram will automatically update to the new theme.

Also, WhatsApp is also working on a Dark Theme and the recent beta versions of WhatsApp for Android have the option to switch between light theme and dark theme.


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