Google is rolling out the dark mode option for Android 10 and iOS 13 users. The update is being rolled out in batches to avoid server congestion. While the update rollout is slow, the users that haven’t received it yet can expect it in next few weeks. To enable the dark mode, tap on the hamburger menu at the top left in your Gmail app on the phone, click on Settings > General Settings > Theme > Dark.
For iPhone users running iOS 11 or 12 need to enable dark mode by going to settings in the Gmail app and select dark theme. iOS 13 users can set they device to the dark theme in iOS settings and Gmail app will automatically resect the default system setting. Alternatively, iOS 13 users can go to Gmail’s Settings and select Dark mode manually.
The Dark theme can be seen in compose and messages screen. The email body still follows the white text, making darker signatures hard to read. On Android, the dark mode is available only on Android 10 devices. Gmail dark mode will not work on Android Pie on Samsung phones.
Even earlier this month, Google had rolled out Play Store app for devices running Android 9. Users need to have Play Store v16.18.17 and above to be able to switch to Dark mode.
Dark mode has become a trend on operating systems and platforms. Popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have already moved to the dark theme before Apple and Google implemented the dark mode in their OS.