Google Play Store adds a dark theme toggle for most Android versions

Google Play Store adds a dark theme toggle for most Android versions

A system-wide dark mode has been one of the most requested features on Android for quite some time. With the first stable rollout of Android 10 last year, Google finally added a system-wide dark theme for the operating system. In addition to that, the company also rolled out individual dark mode toggles for many of its apps, including Google Keep, Files, Photos, Duo and more. Late last year in October, Google also rolled out a dark theme for the Google Play Store. However, the new dark theme on Android and the aforementioned apps was only available on devices running Android 10. Now, in a bid to bring the dark theme to more users, Google is adding a new toggle to the Google Play Store which will allow users to enable a dark theme on all Android devices.

As per a recent tweet from the company, the new Google Play Store dark theme toggle is now available for all Android devices and can be found within the Play Store settings. To enable the dark theme on your Android device, you can now tap on the hamburger menu button in the top left corner of the app, select the Settings option from the following menu, then tap on Theme and finally select the Dark option from the following pop-up window. As you can see in the attached video, the new Google Play Store dark theme toggle completely transforms the color scheme of the home page, Settings page, and search page of the app. Just like the system-wide dark theme on Android 10, the toggle also transforms the search results page, the detailed overview for an app listing, and even the ratings and review page for any given app. As mentioned in the tweet, the new dark theme toggle in Google Play is already available for all Android users now. In case you haven’t received it yet, you should receive an update with the toggle in the next couple of days.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.