The “Dark Mode” has become one of the most common functions in various apps and social networks. The reasons are several: it is more comfortable to look at when used in dark environments (think of those nights when you are used to checking your social networks before going to sleep ), it makes some apps look better and even makes your cell phone save battery. That is why several of the most popular social networks, such as Facebook and Instagram , have dark mode in their Android and iOS applications. However, Snapchat is one of those few social networks that does not have a dark mode available to all of its users.
Don’t worry, in this guide we will tell you how to activate Snapchat’s dark mode on iPhone and Android.
How to enable Snapchat dark mode on iPhone
In early 2021, Snapchat officially added a dark mode to its iOS app. However, dark mode is only available to some users in the US and Australia. Although Snap hasn’t said what the reasons are that dark mode is only available to some users, it’s most likely a staggered rollout where the company is reviewing how popular dark mode is.
Therefore, if you do not find the option to activate dark mode when following these steps, it is because you are not part of the users with early access to the Snapchat dark mode for iOS.
Follow these steps to enable Snapchat dark mode on iPhone:
Step 1 : Tap on your profile image that is in the upper left corner of your Snapchat app.
Step 2 : Touch the gear in the upper right corner of the screen. That will take you to the settings section of the app.
Step 3 : Find the option App appearance . If you can’t find the option, it’s because you don’t have it available in your app yet. If you find it, simply choose between the options “Always lit” ( Always Light ), “Same as system” ( Match System ) or “Always Dark” ( Always Dark ).
How to enable Snapchat dark mode on Android
While only some iPhone users have dark mode in their Snapchat app, in the case of Android it simply isn’t in the app yet, at least not officially. We say this because the function is hidden in the Snapchat app for Android, however, it is possible to activate it using the Preference Manager application .
Broadly speaking, this app allows you to control all the functions of your applications from an interface designed for application developers. Just keep in mind that in order to use it, your Android must be rooted or configured in such a way that you can activate and deactivate various functions of your cell phone and your apps.
If this is your case, then download Preference Manager and follow these steps. Otherwise, you will have to wait for the official release of Dark Mode in Snapchat for Android.
Follow these steps to enable Snapchat dark mode on Android:
Step 1 : Download the Preference Manager app from the Play Store.
Step 2 : Find or select the Snapchat app and find the APP_START_EXPERIMENT_PREFS.xml file.
Step 3 : Find the “DARK MODE” option and change it to “ENABLED”
Done, now you’ll have Snapchat’s dark mode on your Android.
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