The dark mode, also known as the night mode, is a display setting on your smartphone which gives it a dark coloured theme. It shows text and other content in a light colour on a dark background, instead of the default dark coloured content shown on a light background. The idea behind the dark mode is to reduce blue light exposure to the eyes so that health problems like eyestrain and headaches that come with prolonged screen time may be avoided. While enabling dark mode in Snapchat iOS is a cakewalk, however, Snapchat’s Android version does not yet support it. But there’s no need to worry, as there is a workaround for that as well. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to enable dark mode in Snapchat on Android as well as iPhone.
How to Enable Dark Mode in Snapchat on iPhone
Step 1: Open the Snapchat application from your iPhone, tap on your Bitmoji (My Profile) icon in the top left corner of the interface and tap on the Settings icon in the top right corner.
Step 2: Under the My Account section, go to App Appearance.
Step 3: You will be provided with three options. Select the Always Dark option to enable the dark mode and that’s it!
How to Enable Dark Mode in Snapchat on Android
Step 1: Switch on the Dark mode of your phone from the Quick Settings panel or from the Settings app.
Step 2: If you have the latest version of Snapchat installed on your Android device, you would need to downgrade the app to its version 10.72.0.0 or below, since the forced dark mode feature does not apply on the newer versions of Snapchat.
Step 3: Go to the Settings app from your Android device, scroll down to the last and click on the About phone option.
Step 4: Tap on Software information
Step 5: Tap on the Build number option seven times. Your Android device will then enter into the Developer mode.
Step 6: Move back to the Settings home page and tap on the ‘Developer options’ option that now appears on the last.
Step 7: The list of settings provided in the Developer options section is quite long. You may have to scroll down a couple of times to reach the Force Dark mode option and toggle it on.
This will force apps like Snapchat (its older version) which does not support dark mode natively, to successfully enable the same within their apps. Android achieves this by inverting the colours of such apps, which however will not affect the legibility of any content displayed within them.
In this way, you can enable dark mode in Snapchat on any Android device. As of now, this is the only walk around for achieving the same within Android while it remains a cakewalk in iOS devices like iPhones.
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