Gmail dark mode

gtmead09

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Anyone received gmail dark mode? I’m impatiently waiting..... anyone have a work around to trigger it to be ava?
 

briankeith513

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Nothing here yet as well. The settings portion barely has a few things to change.
Interesting. I also noticed that on Google's website, they mention that for the ios app, that you could go into the gmail app settings, choose theme, and then choose dark mode there as well. However, I don't have a "theme" option under settings in the gmail app.
 

Super Spartan

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Interesting. I also noticed that on Google's website, they mention that for the ios app, that you could go into the gmail app settings, choose theme, and then choose dark mode there as well. However, I don't have a "theme" option under settings in the gmail app.
There is no Themes section in the settings of the Gmail app, this is all that's there:

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C DM

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As is often the case with these types of releases (and not just with Google by far) this is something that is on some sort of a slow rolling rollout schedule, so it's hard to say when anyone will really see it until they basically just notice it (or Google makes a bigger and sudden push to get it out to most/everyone at some point).
 

le_cagou

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for several days now twitter is full of (google sourced) news about dark mode being available and the rollout being complete. in stark contrast to that I haven't seen any evidence so far, that there's even a single ios user being able to activate it yet.

is anyone here already enjoying gmail with dark mode? am I the only one still waiting?

this is getting ridiculous: there's now instructions on how to enable gmail's dark mode on lifehacker.com. but not even the author of it has it yet! "I confess, dark mode hasn’t rolled out to my version of Gmail on iOS yet, so I can’t give you a pretty screenshot of what this looks like."

dark mode for gmail simply doesn't exist (yet). why on earth is google pretending otherwise?!
 
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Subieworx

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for several days now twitter is full of (google sourced) news about dark mode being available and the rollout being complete. in stark contrast to that I haven't seen any evidence so far, that there's even a single ios user being able to activate it yet.

is anyone here already enjoying gmail with dark mode? am I the only one still waiting?

this is getting ridiculous: there's now instructions on how to enable gmail's dark mode on lifehacker.com. but not even the author of it has it yet! "I confess, dark mode hasn’t rolled out to my version of Gmail on iOS yet, so I can’t give you a pretty screenshot of what this looks like."

dark mode for gmail simply doesn't exist (yet). why on earth is google pretending otherwise?!
It exists on android. My s10 and pixel 3 have it. Nothing on my iPhone though.
 

gtmead09

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I got the app update earlier today, no dark mode. About 11 pm, opened the app and dark mode was enabled without interaction.

however it feels more like gray mode....
 

C DM

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I got the app update earlier today, no dark mode. About 11 pm, opened the app and dark mode was enabled without interaction.

however it feels more like gray mode....
Interesting. Anything in the settings related to it?
 

EPO75

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Don't have it on my iPhone nor iPad. Also what about Google maps, Drive and the others. To be honest Google is not the Google it was years ago, very disappointing to see they become so slow implementing or adopting new things.
 
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tkukoc

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Stopped using gmail app all together when Dark mode was announced, it takes way to long for them to do something so easy. Went back to default mail application. Email is email these days, inbox was the best.. google ruined it.
 

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Stopped using gmail app all together when Dark mode was announced, it takes way to long for them to do something so easy. Went back to default mail application. Email is email these days, inbox was the best.. google ruined it.
Given the issues a variety of people are having with iOS's native Mail app in iOS 13, perhaps email isn't quite email these days.
 

trmiv

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My wife has had dark mode for her gmail for weeks. Meanwhile I’m still waiting. Annoys me to no end every time I see her reading email at night and it’s dark. 😅
 
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C DM

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My wife has had dark mode for her gmail for weeks. Meanwhile I’m still waiting. Annoys me to no end every time I see her reading email at night and it’s dark. 😅
Had a similar experience with Facebook where one device got their redesign months and months ago but another one didn't get it until just a few weeks ago.