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How to get dark mode on Snapchat?

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Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging apps on the planet right now, with a consistent focus on user privacy with features like disappearing messages and screenshot notifications. 

However, for quite some time now, developers haven’t implemented a dark mode into the app — something rather basic and seen on almost every other social media platform like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even Whatsapp. 

In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to get dark mode on Snapchat.

Also read: How to change streak emoji in Snapchat? 

How to get Snapchat dark mode on iOS?

Snapchat has actually released a dark mode for its iOS app. The setting defaults to the default light mode but can be changed to adapt to your iOS system theme or stay dark. 

Here’s how you can enable dark mode on iOS

How to get dark mode on Snapchat? | Candid.Technology
  • Open the Snapchat app and tap on your bitmoji in the top left.
  • Tap on the settings icon in the top right.
  • Scroll down and tap on App Appearance. 
  • Enable the dark mode according to your preference. 

Also read: How to change Snapchat notification sound?

How to get Snapchat dark mode on Android?

Unfortunately, Snapchat’s dark mode is yet to arrive on Android, so there’s no way you can get dark mode on your Android phone unless you force the app to render that way. 

One workaround you can take depending on your phone is to set a system-wide dark mode and force third-party apps to render in the dark mode. Do keep this mind that this option is not there on every device (including our Moto One Power), and even if you see this feature on your phone, there’s no saying how well it’ll work with Snapchat. 

Another possible workaround is using the Preferences Manager app. This app allows you to tweak and change certain app settings which aren’t otherwise accessible via the app or the phone settings. The only catch here is that the app requires root access to function and won’t run on unrooted devices. 

Also read: Why does Snapchat keep crashing? 8 fixes

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: