How to Enable Dark Mode in Snapchat?

Snapchat users on iOS can now use dark mode on their iPhones; while official dark mode support is yet to arrive on their Android app.

Everyone is finding ways to enable dark mode in Snapchat on Android and iPhones, we have a guide on how to do it. But before we jump on the how-to, let’s have a look at why dark mode is so popular.

The dark mode is the new cool. All the major app developers have now adopted this change, allowing users to switch from Light mode to Dark mode within their apps. Last year, Snapchat also jumped into this bandwagon, giving its users an option to enable Dark Mode on the Snapchat app

Earlier, this feature was only available on Snapchat for iOS, where the app officially supports dark mode. But recently, Snapchat has pulled its strings on Android as well and released a dark mode in their app. With that said, let’s see how you can enable Dark mode in Snapchat on your iPhone and Android.

How to enable Dark Mode in Snapchat on iOS and Android?

Enable Dark Mode on Snapchat on iOS!

Snapchat supports Dark Mode natively on iOS. Hence, enabling dark mode on the Snapchat app on an iPhone is very easy. You have to tinker around with the app appearance setting to make your Snapchat app dark on an Apple smartphone.

Here is how to enable Dark Mode in Snapchat on iOS/iPhone:

  1. Open Snapchat App on your iPhone.
  2. Inside the app, tap on the “Bitmoji” icon on the top-left of the screen.
  3. Now tap on the “Settings” icon on the top-right of your profile page to access app settings.
  4. Scroll down on the Snapchat settings page and look for “App Appearance.”
  5. Inside App Appearance, select “Always Dark” to enable Dark Mode on your Snapchat app.

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Selecting “Always Dark” will enable Dark Mode on Snapchat regardless of your iOS default appearance setting. You can also choose “Match System” if you have enabled systemwide Dark Mode on your iPhone.

And that’s how you enable Dark Mode in Snapchat on an iPhone. Now let’s see how to do the same on an Android smartphone.

Enable Dark Mode on Snapchat on Android!

Similar to the iOS app, the Dark Mode feature on Snapchat is no longer exclusive to Snapchat+ subscribers. What that means is, you don’t have to look for any hacks or tricks or workaround to make your Snapchat app dark on your Android smartphone.

Snapchat recently announced that they are enabling Dark Mode for all Snapchat user on Android. Regardless of your subscription status, you can enjoy the dark mode on your Snapchat on Android and get your eyes some rest.

Enabling Dark Mode on the Snapchat app for Android is also a simple process, where all you need to do is flip a switch and the whole app will get the Dark theme. Here is how you can enable Dark mode on Snapchat on any Android phone.

  1. Open Snapchat on your Android phone.
  2. Head over to your profile page.
  3. Tap on Settings snapchat settings on android
  4. Go to App Appearance inside Snapchat app appreance inside snapchat android app settings
  5. Select Always dark option from the always dark inside snapchat android app
  6. Then hit Restart now button to apply dark theme on your Snapchat app on Android.restart snapchat app after applying dark theme android

The Snapchat app on your Android phone will restart itself and launch with a dark theme interface. You can now use the Snapchat app with the new dark theme which is easy on eye and reduce eye strains.

snapchat dark mode on android app in action

However, if you wish to revert your actions and want the light theme back on your Snapchat Android app, follow the above instructions and select Always Light this time to get the light theme back.

    Wrapping up: Enable Dark Mode on Snapchat easily!

    Seems like Snapchat is always late to the party with offering basic features in their app. Recently, they started allowing users to change their Snapchat username, while other social media apps have had such basic features for a while. But as they say, better late than never.

    Whether you are using an Android or iOS, enabling Dark mode on Snapchat App is as easy as flipping a switch inside the Snapchat app settings. Previously, this feature is only available on iOS app, but recently Snapchat has given Android app users the option to enjoy Dark mode on their smartphones.

    On the contrary, Snapchat being lousy in terms of basic app features seems quite surprising, seeing the popularity of this texting and photo-sharing app on the platform. We hope this changes in future, where this popular texting and photo-sharing app can keep with the competition, and we will as always have a guide on that as well for our readers.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How to get Dark Mode on Snapchat without app appearance?

    Suppose you are running an older version of iOS (iOS 12 or below). In that case, Snapchat on iOS might not show the app appearance option within the app. In that case, you can’t do anything.

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    Anubhav Bhatnagar
    Anubhav Bhatnagar
    He is your friendly neighbor who love learning and sharing it with everyone. A nerd who loves observing, exploring, and critiquing. He fancies good design, and it trying to find his way somewhere in between minimalism and essentialism.You can connect with him @AnooBav on all social platforms.

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