Gmail for Android 10 is finally getting its own dark mode

Gmail dark mode is now rolling out to Android devices, blinding light begone

Dark Mode for Gmail Begins Official Roll Out

While a system-wide Dark mode is included with the update to Android 10, and Google has added the feature to many of its Android apps, there is still one key app that Android users would like to see with white text on a dark background; that app is Gmail.

The company had meant to convert all its first-party apps ahead of the release, but a couple weren't quite ready when the new OS was released on September 3 - namely Gmail and the Google Play Store, which remained stubbornly white.

Signs of Gmail's dark mode had been popping up left and right - in the settings, widget, and splashscreen - then our first real look at the entire app in dark came from Android 10's official site.

At Google I/O 2019, Google unveiled lots of details about Android 10, including the fact that it has a system-wide dark mode that not only darkens the user interface of system apps but also flips the switch on any third-party apps that opt-in.

The app allows users to switch between light, dark, and the system default. We imagine it might take quite some time to get it looking presentable.

As you can see, Gmail adopts a dark grey color scheme rather than the OLED-friendly black seen on some apps with dark modes. You can get it from the Play Store or from APK Mirror. Again, there is no guarantee that this will activate the Dark mode option.

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