Dark Mode is quickly becoming the in-thing. Android Q is expected to have a system-wide dark theme, iOS’s new version also brings dark mode and Google has been in a race to update its first-party apps.
Messenger, Google Photos, Google Chrome, and Calculator have had it in a functioning state for a while now. All of this is happening in preparation for Android Q’s system-wide theme, but of course, users on earlier versions of the OS also profit from it. The latest app to receive dark mode is Google Keep.
The Google Keep dark mode is activated by tapping the settings gear icon from the app bar and selecting “Enable Dark Mode,” which will be the second item in that menu. Like on mobile, everything that was previously stark white switches to a dark shade of gray.
The 12 background note theming options have been appropriately tweaked to be more subdued when used with this dark theme. A similar treatment is applied to the app bar, with icons switching to light on dark.
If you’re logged into a G Suite account, your profile avatar with company logo will most likely be displayed against a white background. It’s somewhat jarring, along with the background of any notes you doodled on, but a minor complaint.
Available to all G Suite editions, the Google Keep dark mode on the web will start to roll out today. Fully launching in the coming weeks, it’s not yet live on three accounts we checked this morning.