One of the most popular, in-demand features across apps and platforms online has been the dark theme or dark mode, and on Monday Google announced that Docs, Sheets and Slides apps on Android will now support the dark theme.
While the apps will borrow the dark theme settings from Android devices automatically, users can also independently enable or disable dark themes on each app.
To individually disable or enable the dark theme, go to the respective app’s menu, then select Settings > Theme > Dark. To preview a specific document in any of the apps in the light theme while the dark mode is turned on, tap on More > View in light theme.
“We’re enhancing Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android with Dark theme support. Dark theme will intelligently adjust the product interface and user-generated content in ways that can make it more usable in low-light environments and save battery life,” Google announced.
Dark theme for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Android apps has started rolling out and should be available universally over the next two weeks.
Gmail adds split-screen capability on iPads
Google also announced that users will now be able to multitask on their iPads as Gmail and Google Calendar apps for iPadOS now support the split-screen view.
Users can now have both the apps opened at once on your iPad and can even drag and drop images directly from Google Photos to Gmail. Users can also use either one of the apps alongside other iOS apps.
The feature has rolled out to all users who can now multitask with Gmail and Calendar on their iPads.
“When using an iPad, you’re now able to multitask with Gmail and other iOS applications. You can use Gmail and Google Calendar at the same time with Split View to check your schedule before replying to an email to confirm a meeting time.” the company announced.