Android received a system-wide dark mode with Android 10. And ever since then, major Android apps have supported dark theming. To be exact, you can always make your Android phone stay in dark mode, except when you are on Snapchat.
Well, even though all the major apps have started to shift to dark mode since 2019, Snapchat has been holding out. Allegedly, the company has been working on this feature for a long time, and it might debut pretty soon. But don’t get too excited because the feature will come with a paywall when the team releases dark mode on Android.
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The info comes from a new leak from Alessandro Paluzzi. On Twitter, Palluzzi shared a screenshot of an “App Appearance” menu on Snapchat. In the screenshot, you will see three options that will dictate how the app looks. First, there’s the “Match System,” which seemingly will make sure that the app is in the same mode as the system.
In addition to that, there are “Always Light” and “Always Dark” options. As the names suggest, those will keep the Snapchat app in either light or dark mode until you manually change the appearance again. This would have been a great addition only if Snapchat decided not to paywall the feature.
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But yes, there’s no denying that social media platforms made a very bold move. If you look at the support page Snapchat, you will find a dedicated page for “How to Enable Dark Mode on Snapchat.” And there are two different mentions that “Dark Mode is not available on Android at this time.”
That obviously contrasts with the Snapchat app on iOS. iPhone users have been enjoying dark mode since 2019, which came right after Apple made dark mode settings available for iOS devices. And that option is not locked behind a paywall. But, of course, this leak could be incorrect. So, do take it with a grain of salt.