Slack rolling out dark mode for beta tester

Slack rolling out dark mode for beta tester

Now, Slack has added a dark mode for iOS and Android beta users. As of now, the mode will be tested with a select number of users and once the company ensures that it is bug-free, it will get rolled out to globally.

Slack is a hub for collaboration, no matter what type of work you do. It’s a place where conversations happen, decisions are made, and the information is always at your fingertips. Your team is always better connected through the Slack.


This update on Android and iOS was first spotted by 9to5Mac and 9to5Google.

The dark mode of Slack is not a true black but rather a grey color that's a bit darker than the system-wide dark theme of OS like Windows 10. This is only applied to your chat rooms and settings menu. On the other hand, the left side-bar where you see the list of all your Slack threads and direct messages still retains the app's innate purple color.


According to the reports, a dark mode is a highly requested feature among apps for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it saves battery life for mobile devices and because most users find it easier on the eyes than the usual default white backgrounds.


If you want to switch to a dark mode, you have to be part of Slack’s beta testing program that something you can join. You can join by heading over to the app’s settings, and scroll down to the “Join Beta” section, which prompts you to provide your name and email address.

Once approved and update your Slack app, then a toggle will have appeared on the app that allows you to turn the dark mode on in settings. You may be prompted to restart the app depending on the OS you are using.


Stock photo from Piotr Swat

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