How to get dark mode on Snapchat

Even with growing competition from Instagram and TikTok, Snapchat’s popularity remains undiminished among young people. If you often use Snapchat at night, turn on dark mode to reduce eye strain. However, unlike the iPhone, the dark mode option isn’t readily available to everyone on Snapchat for Android. You have to purchase the company’s subscription service, Snapchat+, to activate the dark theme on your higher budget Android phone.

Snapchat introduced dark mode to iPhone in 2021. The same has never appeared on the company’s Android app. Despite growing requests from the Android community, it took Snapchat more than two years to offer a dark theme on Android. To add insult to injury, the add-on is only part of the Snapchat+ membership. Follow to join Snapchat+ and enjoy the dark theme along with other features.

Sign up for Snapchat+

Since dark mode is one of the most requested features on Snapchat for Android, the company has kept it exclusive for paid subscribers. We cannot confirm if the same will be available to general users in the future. Currently, Snapchat+ membership is the only way to activate dark mode on Android. Follow the steps below.

  1. Launch Snapchat on Android.
  2. Touch yours profile in the upper left corner.
  3. Select the Gear settings in the upper right corner.
  4. To select Snapchat+ and tap subscribe.
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  6. Check pricing details and confirm your subscription.

Snapchat also offers a one-week free trial to check out new features. If you are not satisfied with the offer, cancel the trial before the expiration date. The price is $4 a month, $22 for six months, or $40 a year. The price varies from one region to another. Check out the company’s official page to learn more about Snapchat+.

While Snapchat is available on Windows PCs and Macs, you can only sign up for Snapchat+ from within the company’s mobile apps.

Turn on dark mode on Snapchat for Android

Once you have an active Snapchat+ plan, use the instructions below to activate the dark theme.

  1. Open Snapchat and go to your profile.
  2. To select Snapchat+.
  3. turn on the Dark Mode to alternate.

Restart Snapchat and check it in the dark avatar. Once the dark theme is applied, change the app icon for a uniform look. As part of Snapchat+, you can choose from several app icons.

If the dark mode option doesn’t appear for your account, restart Snapchat and try again. Dark Mode for Snapchat on Android is still in Early Access and may not be available in your region. Also, the dark mode option may not appear on an older build. You can update Snapchat to the latest version from the Play Store and see if the dark mode option appears in the Snapchat+ menu.

You may also need to wait a day or two for the dark mode option to appear for your Snapchat account.

Can I force dark mode on Snapchat?

As part of developer options, you can force a dark theme on all your Android apps. While the trick worked with older versions of Snapchat, it doesn’t enforce the dark theme on the latest builds of the app.

We tried it on a Google Pixel 6 and a Samsung Galaxy A52 and the system failed to activate the dark theme on Snapchat. Some Android skins also let you force the dark theme on third-party apps. But we don’t recommend going this route as Snapchat might look weird due to unofficial implementation.

Snapchat should do better

We are not surprised to see different treatments for iOS and Android users from Snapchat. The company’s official apps have always felt and looked superior on the iPhone. However, taking two years for Dark Mode and keeping it behind a paywall may irritate some on Android. If you feel the same and want to get rid of Snapchat once and for all, read our dedicated guide to deleting your account.

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