How to activate dark mode on Gmail and Google Maps

The dark mode is trending topic all over the internet Facebook messenger already rolled out dark mode, WhatsApp, Instagram about to get dark mode now Google also rolling out dark mode for every app they have. It’s pleasant for the eyes and your device’s battery life. If you’ve been wondering whether it can be enabled on Gmail and Google Maps, then wonder no more. It is indeed possible now.

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The implementation didn’t have a huge announcement but instead, was seen from the official Gmail Twitter account in the form of a reply. As you can see from the tweet, the feature is rolling out for users running Android 10 and iOS 11 or higher.

If you’re wondering how to enable it, here’s exactly what you need to do:

Android Users

  • If you are on Android 10, head to Settings > Display > Theme
  • If you own a Google Pixel device, turning Battery Saver on also turns on system-wide Dark Mode

Alternatively, head to the Theme tab in Gmail to toggle it (only available for those with the update)
For Google Maps, do the same thing you would on Gmail to enable it

iOS Users

  • If you are on iOS 13, you can toggle the system-wide Dark Mode in Settings > Display & Brightness > Appearance and tap on Dark
  • Alternatively, you can go to the Theme tab (only available for those with the update) in the Gmail app, and turn it on there

If you’ve got iOS 11 or 12, you can open Gmail and head to the Settings tab to turn on dark mode
For Google Maps, do the same thing you would on Gmail to enable it

Why I don’t have dark mode settings?

If it doesn’t work for you, it’s either you’re not on the right OS version, or your app hasn’t been updated yet. In which case, just be a little bit patient as it’s slowly making its way out to everyone.

Read Also: How to activate WhatsApp dark mode?

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