Dark mode is getting popular. It is more comfortable than the blinding white mode. And Slack wants to offer it to its users.
9to5Mac spotted this update on the workplace collaboration app. If you are not a beta tester, you cannot access it yet.
However, if it would roll out completely, Slack would join the others, like Facebook Messenger and Windows 10, in providing a dark mode for users.
This feature is not only tested on iOS but also on Android. 9to5Mac also reveals how to enable it for yourself.
That is if you are a beta tester. You can start joining Slack’s beta testing program by going to the app’s settings. Then, look for the Join Beta section. Once you tap it, you need to provide your email address and name.
After approval, you need to refresh the app. From there, you can enable the dark mode in the settings. The Android app will require you to restart the app before you can allow the dark mode. However, the iOS version lets you switch automatically.
Earlier this year, an Android Q leaked to unveil that Google would introduce a system-wide dark mode. The Android 9 has a theme that you can change from light to dark and vice versa. However, it is only applicable to the app launcher and notification shade.
However, the leak reveals that Q will get an extended dark mode to places, such as the settings menu. It might also have a setting that can force dark mode to apps that do not have this style.
The dark mode feature is increasingly popular. One of the reasons is that it conserves the device’s battery life. It is true on Android and iPhone.
On dark mode, the individual pixels will do less work in dark areas. When displaying true black, they do not consume power at all.
And Google recognizes its value. That’s why it included this feature on YouTube and Android Messages. Furthermore, it is bringing it to its iOS app.
During the Android Dev Summit, Google showed several slides comparing the power consumption of various colors.
Apart from its effect on battery consumption, dark mode is also easy on your eyes. It features a black background with colored text to make it easier to read your messages. It will not make you feel as if you are staring directly into the sun.
It is a welcome feature, especially if you are using Slack throughout the day during the work week.
With this update, the dark mode will dominate this year. Many apps will follow suit. It is a highly requested function for a variety of reasons.
The addition of this mode to Slack is more significant because it is a workplace collaboration tool. It is easy to use. It will make it more pleasant for your eyes if you are on it day in and day out.
In addition to Slack, Facebook Messenger is also getting a dark mode. This feature will be accessible after the company releases its redesigned version of the app. The latest messenger will have new customization options along with a simple user interface.