How to activate the dark mode on some important messaging apps

Developers of apps try their best in order to improve their apps. Recently, apps have been equipped with the dark mode, since it is an important feature that every important app should count with.
However, why is the dark mode important for users? Well, dark mode consists in transform the white light of your screen into a dark or black screen. This is an important characteristic because it helps not damage user’s eyes at night. Nevertheless, let us explain the important characteristics of dark mode, such as the following ones:

  • It helps our eyes not damage when it is dark where you are.
  • It also helps save battery, something very important for us too.

Let us get started

How to activate dark mode on Android devices

First of all, you need to know that some apps, such as WhatsApp on Android devices, is not equipped with a dark mode, so you will have to switch dark mode on your device itself.
Once you know about that, how can you switch dark mode? Follow the steps below:

  • Access “Settings” on your Android device.
  • Access “Display”.
  • Once you have accessed “Display” you will see “Dark mode”.
  • Tap on “Dark mode” in order to activate it.

It can be different depending on the brand of your device, but it will be more or less the same. 

How to activate dark mode on iOS devices

On iOS devices, it could be easier to activate it, since it appears thanks to the newest updates on the main menu. Therefore, how can you activate the dark mode on a iOS device? Well, you should follow the steps below:

  • First of all, access the main menu of your iOS device by tapping on “Settings”.
  • Once you have accessed “Settings”, look for “Display & Brightness”.
  • Once you have entered, you will suddenly see two options “Light” and “Dark”.
  • Obviously, tap on “Dark” to switch dark mode.

In addition, iOS devices allow you to configure some extra characteristics in order to get the best experience.

How to activate dark mode on WhatsApp

Let us get started with the apps. WhatsApp is one of the most important instant messaging apps at the present and this app also includes a dark mode. Therefore, how can you activate dark mode on your devices when using WhatsApp? Follow the next steps in order to switch the dark mode:

  • First, access the settings of WhatsApp.
  • Now that you have accessed the main menu, look for “Chats”.
  • Inside “Chats” you will see “Theme”, so access “Theme” tab.
  • There, you will see two options: “Light” and “Dark”.
  • Tap on “Dark”, and that is all!

These are the steps for Android devices, since iOS devices activate dark more automatically.

How to activate dark mode on Telegram

As you know, Telegram is getting more and more importance and it is becoming the major competitor of WhatsApp, since Telegram is equipping its app with more options and features than WhatsApp does. Anyway, we are here in order to know how to activate the dark mode on Telegram, so you have to follow the steps below:

  • First of all, access “Settings”.
  • Then, tap on “Chat settings” (Android devices) or “Appearance” (iOS devices).
  • There, you will find all the information about the dark mode.
  • Now, you have to choose depending on your preferences and, finally, you will switch dark mode.

How to activate dark mode on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is another app that is getting stronger little by little. Nowadays, millions of people (above all people from USA) use this app and it also counts with a dark mode. It switches dark mode at the same time as your device does. However, it cannot work and you will have to switch dark mode manually. How can you get dark mode on Facebook Messenger? Follow the steps below:

  • Access the app.
  • Tap on your main picture, on the upper left side of your screen.
  • Suddenly, you will see “Dark mode”, so tap on it.
  • There, you will see three options: “On”, “Off” and “System”. By tapping on “System” it will switch dark mode automatically when your device switches dark mode too. Anyway, you can also switch dark mode manually.

How to activate dark mode on Instagram

Well, many people may think that Instagram is not really a messaging app, but they are wrong. Actually, it was not a real messaging app, since it was created in order to upload your best pictures and interact with people by liking their posts or leaving a comment, but it changed some time ago. Instagram has been improving its messaging system since then. Then, how can you switch dark mode on Instagram? Well, you cannot really activate it, since it is different from other apps. IF you want to switch dark mode on Instagram, you will have to activate it on your device itself. However, have in mind that dark mode only works on Android 10 and on iOS 13 or higher versions.

How to activate dark mode on Twitter

Twitter is another app that was not created in order to chat with people, but this function is getting stronger little by little and now people use its chat in order to communicate to each other. Then, its developers thought about equipping Twitter with a dark mode too. Therefore, how can you switch dark mode then? Follow the steps below:

  • Tap on your profile pictures in order to access the settings menu.
  • Once you have accessed “Settings and privacy”, tap on “Display and sound”.
  • There, you will find “Dark mode”, tap on it to configure some options.

How to activate dark mode on Skype

Skype is not that important like it used to be few years ago. It was one of the most important video calls some years ago, and it is still important, but you must know that there are other important video calls app nowadays, such as Zoom. Anyway, Skype has also equipped its app with a dark mode and you can activate whenever you need it. How can you activate it? Follow the next steps:

  • First, tap on your profile picture.
  • Then, locate “Settings” and access it.
  • Once you have entered to “Settings”, tap on “Appearance”.
  • It will show you some important information you can configure it. In addition, you can choose between “Light”, “Dark” or “Use system setting”.

 

How to activate dark mode on Discord

Although people could think that this app is not a messaging app, it is also a messaging app, above all for players of video games. Therefore, this app also counts with a dark mode and you can activate it whenever you want. How can you switch dark mode on Discord? Well, you will have to follow the steps below:

  • First of all, access you main picture or your profile picture.
  • Look for the tab “Appearance”.
  • Once you have accessed this new tab, you will have to tap on “Theme”.
  • There are three options: “Light”, “Dark” or “System” (like Facebook Messenger does). Besides, there are other important information you should take into account.

In conclusion

Dark mode has been released recently in many important apps, such as on Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram and so on. You should have in mind that it is not only in order to protect your eyes when it is dark where you are, but it is also important because you can save some battery. Do not hesitate to switch dark mode in order to enjoy all the benefits it provides you.