Dark Mode On Android Messages – How To Enable and Use It

Android Messages Dark Mode
Android Messages Dark Mode

Dark Mode on Android messages app was added recently to the app which has been one of the most requested feature on the app. Asides the dark Mode, the Android messages app also go some other new features but in this guide, we will be focusing on how to enable the newly added dark mode on the Android messages app.

The Dark Mode on the Android messages reduces eye strain by changing the whole colour of the background from white to black. This is particularly good for those who spend a lot of time using the app to text a friend or for those who text mostly at night where reducing the phone’s brightness all the way doesn’t keep the white background from still lightning the screen. It also make the Android messages look cleaner and sharper.

Although some people might not like the idea of the Dark Mode on Android messages but it is still nice that the feature got included. Now, if you don’t like the Dark mode, you can stick to the standard/White mode and if you make the switch to the dark mode, you can still go back if you end up no liking it so there’s that.

Dark Mode On Android Messages – How To Enable and Use It

Before we can enable the dark mode on Android messages, we will first have to make sure you’re on the latest update of the Android messages app. Older versions of the app doesn’t this feature so if you haven’t updated in a while then you should check the Google play store for an update. If there is an update available, then you should update. If not, then simply follow the steps below.

  • Open the Android messages app and Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen.
  • From the drop down menu, you should be able to see the “Enable Dark Mode” option.

  • Click on it to enable and the whole background will go black.

  • Now you cam enjoy text without having to strain your eyes too much.

If you would like to go back to the standard/white mode at a later time, you cam simply open the Android messages app, Click on the three dots at the top right corner again and Select the “Disable Dark Mode” option. Once you do that, everything will reset to the way it was – White background.


It’s a good thing that we can now choose between the White and Dark Mode on Android messages. You can also switch at anytime you want without stress. You can decide to use the white mode during the day and switch to the dark mode during the night which is pretty much what i do these days on the app.


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