It’s been a long time coming, but Google has lastly begun to push out a Gmail version that provides an additional black option for all Android 10 and iOS consumers.
The fresh choice was obtained two decades earlier by a few Android 10 customers, but Google has now rendered the rollout permanent and provided help for iOS 11, 12 and 13.
When you use Android 10, Gmail’s black feature is automatically turned off when you pick “Dark theme” from the overall configurations of your phone. Alternatively, you can go to the setting of the Gmail app and modify your options. Gmail automatically switches to black when energy savings mode is activated, when you have a Google Pixel mobile.
Anyone who uses the iOS 11 or 12 will need to choose the black option within Gmail, but if you use the iOS 13, your device will automatically adhere to the system configuration of your phone and alter when the light mode is used.
The rollout isn’t going to be particularly quick, though, and Google has warned that it could take 15 days or even longer for all users to see the new option. When you do, you’ll be able to benefit from improved battery life (Google’s own research has found that black pixels draw significantly less power than white or colored ones) and more comfortable reading after dark – though checking your messages last thing will never be a recipe for a good night’s sleep.