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Gmail dark theme for Android and iOS officially rolled out
Gmail for Android's dark theme started rolling out at the start of this month. Google today is now making the look official and providing timeline, while bringing it to iOS.
Update 10/21 : Officially announced by Google on September 24th, the Gmail dark mode is now rolled out to Android 10 devices this evening.
The night-friendly look follows Android 10's rollout at the end of the day very start of the month and iOS 13 last week, as well as iPadOS 13 today. Gmail's dark theme is most apparent – and appreciated – in your inbox, with Google adopting a dark shade of gray rather than true black.
New messages feature white text for the sender, subject line, and time in this view, while the message body preview is gray. That color is used for all read emails. Gmail Android iOS Dark Theme ”
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The Gmail dark theme also extends to the compose screen and messages. White text, darker signatures can be harder to see. The Android homecreens widget also gets the same treatment.
On Android 10, the darker look respects the system's default "Dark Theme" setting, and thus wants to be enabled when the Battery Saver is on. There is a manual menu in Settings> Theme. For iOS, it's available as far back as iOS 11 via Settings> Dark Theme again. On iOS 13, Gmail wants to follow the new dark mode.
The Gmail dark theme for Android and iOS begins rolling out today as a server-side update complete.
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