Slack has released a new update for its mobile client on iOS and Android that adds a Dark mode to the app. While the desktop app has not received any such similar update, the Slack team promises that the desktop app will get the dark mode in the future as well.
Slack’s Dark mode on iOS and Android is not exactly true dark since it uses a dark grey background instead of a black one. Nonetheless, this should still lead to a noticeable reduction in power consumption on iPhones featuring an OLED display like the iPhone X and iPhone XS.
Once you have updated to the latest version of Slack from the App Store, head into Settings and enable the ‘Dark mode’ toggle. The only issue right now is that Slack’s redesigned icon is predominantly white. Perhaps, the company can offer a darker version of the icon for users who have a darker home screen.
With more and more iOS apps gaining Dark mode, there’s a high possibility that we will also see Apple jump on the dark mode bandwagon with iOS 13 later this year. Apart from being easy on the eyes, a dark theme/mode will also help reduce power consumption on iPhones with OLED screens.