Google finally rolling out dark mode for Gmail on Android

Yolanda Curtis
September 13, 2019

Well, for now, only those Pixel devices running Android 10 will be able to enjoy the dark background while reading their email.

Luckily, the theme does not look half baked and covers nearly all the major aspects, judging by these screenshots.

Overall, there isn't much else to say, only that Gmail will get a darker or faded black theme rather than a pitch black darkness.

Google has finally released a dark mode for Gmail (better late than never)

Android 10 will make its way to other Android phones besides the Google Pixel later this year. It isn't stopping yet, as Gmail is the latest app to have received the eye-friendly theme.

On the bright side, Google is hard at work to implement the Dark Theme throughout Android 10 and the latest component of Android to get the Dark Theme is the Google Play Store.

If you update and want to look for it, head into Gmail settings and you should see a "Theme" choice at the top, above your "Default notification action".


Google Play is likely taking longer to convert due to the complexity of its icon-heavy interface.

Per XDA Developers, the most current release of Gmail for Android comes with a dark mode baked in that puts white text atop a pleasant, dark gray shading.

Dark themes have been an eagerly-anticipated option for Android users because of the way Google has continually teased it.


The arrival of Dark Theme is undoubtedly one of the most exciting features in the Android 10 Update, which recently rolled out to Google's Pixel smartphones.

There is now nearly a week from the release of Apple's iOS 13 which will likewise finally bring a system-wide dark mode to iOS devices.


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