(Pocket-lint) – Everyone loves dark mode, not only does it conserve battery life, it also prevents burning eyes when you’re squeezing out those last few DMs before bed.
In 2022, dark mode is a staple of almost every app, but Snapchat took its time to implement one. In fact, if you’re on Android, there’s no dark mode on Snapchat yet, but don’t worry, we’ve got a solution.
So if you’re ready to turn your Snapchat to the dark side, read on, we’ve got you covered.
How to Activate Dark Mode on Snapchat on iPhone
Enabling dark mode on iPhone is as easy as it can be, just follow the simple steps below:
- open your Snapchat app
- Tap on your bitmoji icon on the top left
- tap on the configuration gear in the upper right
- Scroll down until you find App appearanceand select that
- To choose always dark from the menu
Are you ready. Now you can shoot in low-light environments with optimal comfort.
How to Activate Dark Mode on Snapchat on Android
On Android, things are a bit more complicated. For whatever reason, Snapchat has yet to implement a native dark mode on the platform.
We’re sure it’s in the works and we’ll update this article when it becomes available. In the meantime, there is a workaround you can try.
Be careful, it’s not for the faint of heart. This is for the die-hard fans of dark mode only.
Please note that different smartphones have minor differences in their setup layouts, so you may need to modify these steps slightly
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- open your Settings menu
- scroll to About of the phone and play it
- Scroll down until you find your build number
- Tap the build number seven times to enable developer mode
- A text will appear that says Yyou are now a developer
- Return to the main Settings menu and select developer options
- In this menu, find Nullify force-darkness and turn it on
This will force all apps to display in dark mode, whether they support it or not. Unfortunately, though, we’re not done yet.
Newer versions of Snapchat don’t react to forced dark mode, so now we’ll need to install an older version.
This means deleting your Snapchat app and downloading version 10.72.0.0, the latest version that worked with forced dark mode.
The APK is available on APKMirror here, and dark mode works reliably with it. Of course, you will miss out on new features and security patches, so install at your own risk.
Yeah it’s a pain but yeah Really you want dark mode on Android, here’s how to do it.
Written by Luke Baker.