Switch to the Snapchat Dark Mode in iOS

June 30, 2021

The quick rollout of dark mode by various social media platforms had prompted Snapchat to introduce a similar native option for its iOS users. Following this, the app makers had carried out its dark theme testing with a small user base. After it was well received, a wide roll out of the feature was announced. Now, Snapchat Dark Mode is publicly available for users. If you want to know how to enable the dark mode on snapchat, use this guide as starting point.

How to quickly switch to Snapchat Dark Mode in iOS

The Snapchat Dark Mode as the name suggests, imposes a dark theme, allowing users to change the app's interface color to darker tones instead of bright ones. This has dual benefits. First, it feels easier on the eyes and second, it improves battery life to some extent. To change the default mode, do the following.

  1. Launch Snapchat app for iOS.
  2. Tap you’re your profile picture.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Go to App Appearance.
  5. Switch to the Dark mode.
  6. Verify if the Dark mode is enabled.

Snapchat dark mode iPhone is not enabled by default. You’ll need to make a few changes to the app’s settings, particularly inside the ‘App Appearance’ menu.

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How to get Dark Mode on Snapchat?

Launch the Snapchat app by tapping its icon on your iPhone Home Screen.

Profile Icon Snapchat
Profile Icon Snapchat

Choose your Profile icon visible in the upper-left corner of the app screen.

Snapchat Settings
Snapchat Settings

Select the Settings icon (seen as a gear-shaped wheel).

Snapchat App Appearance
Snapchat App Appearance

Scroll down to the App Appearance menu as shown in the image above and tap it.

Snapchat Always Dark Appearance
Snapchat Always Dark Appearance

Under the App Appearance menu, choose between any of the following modes,

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  • Always Dark – Configures Snapchat to always use the dark appearance.
  • Always Light option - Maintains a light theme for the app.
  • Match System – Matches the appearance based on your iOS appearance settings.
Snapchat Dark Mode
Snapchat Dark Mode

Once done, close the app and launch it again to see if the dark mode has been enabled.

That’s all there is to it.

Hope it makes sense!

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