Workplace collaboration app Slack starts testing a dark mode for users joining others, such as mail apps for Windows 10 and Facebook Messenger. It’s not available to anyone yet, but it rolls out to beta testers.
9to5Mac and 9to5Google discovered the iOS and Android updates and noted that the feature is currently being tested and points out how to activate it yourself. To get it now, you have to join Slack’s beta test program – something you can join. You can join by going to the app’s settings and scrolling down to the “Join Beta” section, asking you to enter your name and email address. Once you have approved and you update your app accordingly, you have a switch that allows you to activate the mode in the settings. 9to5Google says the Android app will prompt you to restart the app, while the iOS version automatically switches.
An Android Q leak earlier this year revealed that Google is planning to roll out a system-wide dark mode, while a developer building revealed last month that Google Chrome is also getting the option later this spring. The feature is becoming increasingly popular with users, as it helps to save battery life and it is a little easier for your eyes – not a trivial thing if you are on Slack day in and day out during the work week.