Google is rolling out a dark mode for its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android starting today.
The tech giant says all Android users will gain access to the dark theme within the next two weeks. Users can activate the dark theme on Docs, Sheets, or Slides by going to the respective app’s settings. Google also says that the apps will automatically use your system theme, meaning if your device already has dark theme enabled, you will not have to enable it manually in these apps.
For over a year now, Google has been bringing dark mode to its Android apps to go with Android 10’s dark theme toggle. Today, they’re launching a long-awaited and much needed dark mode to the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android, to make your work easier on the eyes.
While not all people fully enjoy dark mode, it’s undoubtedly one of the more beloved features of Android 10, reducing eye strain, debatably improving battery life, and making apps look just plain slick. Some apps, of course, are harder to darken than others. For example, Gmail for Android’s dark mode needs to factor in and properly communicate that what you see on screen is going to look very different from what you send, as most emails aren’t light text on a black background.
Google has been a bit slow to roll out dark mode on a lot of its apps. The feature arrived on Android Q about a year ago. Google brought dark mode to Chrome 78 last fall, and its Search app finally got dark mode this spring.