Looking for ways to get Snapchat Dark Mode on Android? We can help!
Snapchat requires no introduction. Recently, the social media titan has introduced dark mode to its app, giving users more choices over how the app looks and feels.
With this latest addition, Android users are wondering how they can get Snapchat Dark Mode. We'll explain everything you need to know in this article.
How to get Snapchat Dark Mode on Android
Snapchat has officially introduced the highly anticipated dark mode feature for Android devices. However, Dark Mode for Android is only available to Snapchat Plus subscribers "at this time."
If you are a Snapchat Plus subscriber and eager to enjoy the sleek and stylish dark mode on Snapchat, here's how you can enable it:
- Tap the 'Snapchat+' banner in your Profile
- Toggle 'Dark Mode' to the right to turn it on
And regular Snapchat users! There's a strong possibility that Snapchat will make dark mode available to all users in the near future.
In the past, Snapchat has expanded access to exclusive features, such as Snapchat Web and My AI, to regular users after initially offering them exclusively to Snapchat Plus subscribers. This gives us hope that dark mode will follow the same path!
If you are impatient, you can either subscribe to Snapchat Plus which costs $3.99 per month, or try the workarounds mentioned in the following sections.
Other ways to get Snapchat Dark Mode on Android
For this to work, you would need to use a rooted device, which to some people will be way more hassle than it's worth.
Rooting your device means the user has control of Android subsystems, which most users would be well advised to steer clear of interfering with.
Nevertheless, if you feel so inclined, here's how you can get Snapchat Dark Mode on Android:
- Download the Preferences Manager app from the Play Store.
- Select Snapchat on the app’s home page and open the APP_START_EXPERIMENT_PREFS.xml file
- In the file, locate the DARK_MODE flag, set it to ENABLED and you are ready to start using dark mode on your Android version of Snapchat.
As we said before, it won't be perfect, and probably, in most cases, it will be better for you to wait until the official release.
It ensures that you are using the most up-to-date, secure, and optimized version of the app, and supports the developers in their ongoing efforts to improve Snapchat for all users.
Snapchat Dark Mode on Samsung
If you are using a Samsung phone, you can force Snapchat to use Dark Mode even if the app does not fully support it.
Here is how to get Snapchat Dark Mode on Samsung:
- Open your Settings menu.
- Scroll to About phone and tap it.
- Scroll down until you find your Build number.
- Tap the Build number seven times to enable Developer Mode.
- Once that is done, a text will appear that says you are now a developer
- Go back to the main Settings menu and select Developer options.
- Under the Hardware accelerated rendering section, toggle on Force Dark Mode.
It's important to note that newer versions of Snapchat do not support forced dark mode. However, there is a workaround that involves installing an older version of Snapchat.
To do this, you'll need to uninstall your current Snapchat app and download version 10.72.0.0 - the last version that worked with forced dark mode. The APK is available from APKMirror here.
Also, keep in mind that using an older version of Snapchat may mean missing out on new features and security patches, so use this workaround at your own risk.
What is Snapchat Dark Mode?
The dark mode is a feature that has been around for quite a long time now. Its primary function is to apply a darker background to apps, as opposed to the usual white background that you typically see.
This is believed by some to be better for your eyes, especially at night, or if you are using your device in a poorly lit environment. Some people just think it looks nicer.
So while Snapchat has taken a while to hitch itself to this particular bandwagon, it is now finally catching up. However, Snapchat Dark Mode stays exclusive to iOS as of now, like TikTok Dark Mode.