How to Find Your New Gmail Dark Mode Setting

Despite tantalizing advanced dark mode support ahead of the release of Android 10, many users who installed the update noted that dark themes are still missing from some Google apps, including the Gmail app. However, it looks like these missing dark theme options are finally starting to show up.

If you’ve upgraded to Android 10 and were surprised not to see the dark theme in Gmail, it might be worth taking another look. Some users have reported a new “theme” option in their Gmail app settings that includes a dark mode setting. Here’s how to check if Gmail’s new dark mode is available to you:

  1. Open the Gmail Android app.
  2. Click on the three-row hamburger icon.
  3. Click General Settings.
  4. Look for the subject heading.
  5. If you have an option, tap it to choose between Light or Dark or System Default themes so that the app matches your current OS-level theme settings.

If you don’t have access to Gmail dark mode, you can try updating your Gmail app through the Google Play Store . Dark Mode is available in app version 2019.08.18.267 or higher if you’re using Android 10, but this feature seems to be rolling out unevenly and may not be available to everyone. There are ways to manually force the Gmail dark theme , but they require rooting your phone. If you really don’t want dark mode right now, it’s easier to just wait for your device to update.


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