Almost everybody now wants to get the new Gmail dark mode. As we all know, Gmail is Google’s electronic mailing platform, which has made mailing services easier and faster with a lot of newly added features.
Gmail was revealed to the world in 2004. It was a pet projected of Paul Buchheit, a Google developer. He began his work in 2001, but during this time, existing emails like Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail were taking the world by storm, especially in the U.S and U.K but not in larger markets like China.
It wasn’t until 2010 that it took the whole world by storm as over 60% of the population in Africa chose Gmail over Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, or even Yandex.
Gmail dark mode was launched for users with difficulty in night reading. Since people usually complained of the brightness of the page, they opted for a darker background and lighter text.
This proved to be of a larger benefit for people with reading disabilities, especially those with visual problems. Some people prefer to use dark mode due to the style and the effect it brings while some others for reading benefits and to most teenagers: because it looks cool. Having said that, dark mode is Google’s new feature in vogue. The Gmail dark mode feature has been enabled on both platforms for PCs and phones, which includes the iPhone, Android, and Tablets.
So, if you’re reading this article and wondering how to turn on dark mode, you’re in great benefit because I’m totally going to be teaching about that today. Here’s how to use it:
For this, I’m basically going to start from scratch, i.e., from the opening of a google account to the point where you get the dark mode OK.
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How to Create Gmail Account
Step 1: Turn on your internet connection on your PC.
Step 2: Open your chrome browser, then in the address bar input ‘www.gmail.com’ or mail.google.com/sign up create an account.
Step 3: Once you’re in the sign-up section, you will be asked to input your bio-data, which includes all your possible information like Name, gender, birth date, and picture.
Step 4: Input a selected username and password. Make sure you do not forget these as they will be required whenever you log in.
Step 5: once you’ve gone through all the above steps, you will automatically be logged in.
Step 6: Select the feature/look you want your inbox to have.
So now that you’ve opened your Gmail account, let us see how we can set/enable the dark mode on Gmail.
How To Get Gmail Dark Mode on PC
Step 1: Log In to your Gmail account. Do this by typing www.gmail.com or mail.google.com in your address bar. Input your specific user name and then the password.
Step 2: Once Gmail is open, click the Settings icon, which resembles a gear. It is located at the top-right corner of the platform, specifically the second layer of the window.
Step 3:click on the ‘Themes’ section.
Step 4: Scroll down and select the dark theme. This option turns the background from your preferred background or the original Gmail background to black.
Step 5: Done. Your Gmail page should look something like this all black.
How To Get Gmail Dark Mode on Smartphone
Most people can’t afford the luxury of a PC, so they resolve to use their phones for mail services. So let’s see how we can change the dark mode settings on phones. So basically, your Gmail account has been opened on your phone, and you are having problems reading with the bright light and its high contrast, let’s procure a solution to that problem:
Surprisingly, this feature isn’t available on Gmail for Android yet, but on opening your Gmail account on the Google Chrome browser, you can set it.
Step 1: Launch your Chrome browser on your smartphone.
Step 2: Type in mail.google.com or www.gmail.com in the address bar.
Step 3: Once Gmail is open, click the Settings icon, which resembles a gear. It is located at the top-right corner of the platform, specifically the second layer of the window.
Step 4: click on the ‘Themes’ section.
Step 5: Scroll down and select the dark theme. This option turns the background from your preferred background or the original Gmail background to black.
Step 6: Done.