Dark mode arrives in Slack's iOS and Android apps

The simple procedure to enable dark mode in Slack mobile. Image credit to View from the Park

The simple procedure to enable dark mode in Slack mobile. Image credit to View from the Park

9to5Mac reported Slack launched testing for Dark Mode in iOS earlier this week.

Tap on Dark Mode to turn the dark mode on.

It can take from a few minutes to a few hours for Slack to note you've joined the beta, at which point you'll find a new version of Slack available to download. From there you can toggle the feature off and on. If you're not already in the Slack beta, it's not hard to sign up - but there's no telling when your tester availability will be approved. To actually join you just need to give your name and email address.

Screengrabs of the app on both operating systems show Slack's Dark Mode comes in a sleek, deep dark grey.

It is a welcome feature, especially if you are using Slack throughout the day during the work week.

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However, the leak reveals that Q will get an extended dark mode to places, such as the settings menu. However, it does not affect the colour palette of the Slack room.

The simple procedure to enable dark mode in Slack mobile.

The good news about the feature coming to Slack is that it's a pretty easy process to enable. That said, there still is a way to get something similar if not the dark mode itself.

To do it on iOS you'll want to go to this page, and for Android this one (which will direct you to Google Play). Update the app and then navigate Settings and make certain Dark Mode is enabled.

Easier on the eyes, the dark mode is. The new dark mode isn't a full-on black interface, and it's more of a darker shade of gray that should still help users who are not a big fan of light/white interfaces. White backgrounds are a huge battery hog and for people with weaker devices it's even worse.

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