Google Play Dark Mode now available to everyone

Michail, 12 March 2020

While phones running on Android 10 have enjoyed the benefits of Dark Mode in Google Play for several months, Google has finally brought the alternative color mode to devices on lower Android versions. According to the latest Twitter post from the Google Play account, the Dark Mode theme on Google Play is now available on all Android devices.

In order to take advantage of the new option, users simply need to head over to the settings menu where there will now be a new Theme section. From there, you can toggle between the Light and Dark theme options or keep the System default one which matches your phone’s native theme.

Additionally, the toggle would enable those already on Android 10 to force light mode when the system's settings is set to dark and vice versa. So far it followed the system's default setting.

The new Dark Mode theme naturally replaces the white UI elements with black and dark grey ones while keeping its signature green accent colors.


Reader comments

  • Martin Caballero
  • 14 Mar 2020
  • 8F0

Some people are stating in these comments that they had dark mode for Play Store for months now, and that's true. I have it too, and my Moto G4 Play is in Nougat. But the news is, now you can switch between light, dark and "defined by battery sa...

  • Anonymous
  • 13 Mar 2020
  • nmN

Well, on my OnePlus that app has a dark theme too. I don't even know if that app follows the system setting for theme, but I always had a dark theme on my phones... Never tried with a light theme.

  • Essen
  • 13 Mar 2020
  • K8T

True. With all of Android's fragmentation, a simple tweak like this has been taking forever. Dark mode makes things so much easier on the eye without having to resort to the ghastly yellow-tinged reading mode. It's a shame that this app store/play st...

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