Snapchat has an official dark mode for iPhone, but on Android, there’s no official mode, and you’ll not even get to use the system-wide dark theme for Android on Snapchat.
However, we’ve discovered a way [tested] for you to enable dark mode on Snapchat for Android, but it comes with a catch.
In this article, you’ll learn how to get Snapchat dark mode on your Android or iPhone device. You’ll learn the option that works for enabling dark mode on Android.
How To Enable Dark Mode On Snapchat On iOS
Snapchat has an official dark mode for iPhone, and you’ll be able to turn it on from the Snapchat settings. [You can also enable dark mode on WhatsApp].
Step 1: Open Snapchat
Open the Snapchat app on your iPhone or iPad device. Then tap on your Bitmoji at the top left corner of your screen.
Step 2: Tap Settings
Once you’re on your profile settings, tap on the Settings icon at the top right corner of your screen. It’s the gear icon.
Step 3: Go To App Appearance
On the Settings page, you’ll have to scroll down and tap on the App Appearance option. Then choose the dark theme for the app to get dark mode on Snapchat.
How To Get Dark Mode On Snapchat On Android
If you’re looking to enable Snapchat dark mode on Android [Samsung and other Android devices] we’ve got the full step-by-step guide you can use.
The Snapchat app doesn’t support the system-wide dark theme for Android devices.
But OxygenOS build based on ColorOS or FuntouchOS will be able to force it on a third-party app like Snapchat without app appearance settings.
Force Snapchat Dark Mode [OxygenOS & ColorOS]
Step 1: Go To Android Settings
Open your Android phone Settings, tap on Display & brightness, then enable system-wide dark mode.
Step 2: Tap Dark Mode Settings
Once you’ve enabled the system-wide dark theme, tap the Dark mode settings. Then, tap on Dark Mode for third-party apps (beta).
Step 3: Toggle Snapchat
On the third-party apps list, you’ll see apps that don’t include the dark mode option. But with this setting, you can force the dark theme by turning on the app.
Force Snapchat Dark Mode [Developer Option]
If you’re using Samsung or another Android device like Google Pixel, Motorola, Tecno, and other brands you can use this guide to get dark mode on Snapchat.
But you’ll need to install an older version of Snapchat. We tested it with Snapchat v10.72.0.0 and it works, you can download it now from this site. [You can also enable dark mode on Slack and Gmail].
Step 1: Go To Android Settings
Open your Android phone Settings, and scroll down to About phone [Based on different models, it’s either at the top or bottom].
Note, the About phone may appear at the top of the settings or you’ll need to scroll down.
Step 2: Tap On Build Number
On the About phone, scroll down and you’ll see the Build number, then tap on it 6-7 times and you’ll become a Developer.
If you’re using Android 11 or newer, once you tap on the About phone, you may not see the Build option.
Instead, scroll down and tap Status, scroll down and you’ll see the Build number, tap on it 6-7 times and you’ll become a Developer.
Step 3: Go To System
Once you’ve become a Developer on your Android device, go to the Settings home, and scroll to System. Now, tap on the Developer options.
If you’re using Android 11 and newer, you’ll need to tap on Advanced, and then tap on Developer option
Step 4: Tap Override Force-dark
On the Developer options, scroll through the different options and toggle the Override Force-dark option under HARDWARE ACCELERATED RENDERING.
Step 5: Open Snapchat v10.72.0.0
Open the older version of Snapchat that you’ve downloaded on your Android device. And you’ll see that dark theme has been enabled on Snapchat
With this, you’ll not need the App Appearance option to turn on dark mode on Snapchat on Android.
For Dark Mode to work on Snapchat for Android, you’ll need to use an older version. The new version will not WORK, we’ve tested this.
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Snapchat has an official dark mode on iPhone that you can enable from the app appearance settings. But it’s a no for Android, there are no settings like this.
We don’t know why, and this hasn’t been communicated yet, but we hope Snapchat gets the official mode out soon.
If you want to turn on Snapchat dark mode on an Android phone like Samsung and other devices, you’ll be able to use the Developer option above.
What you need: Old Snapchat app version [I use Snapchat v10.72.0.0] and forced dark mode on the Developer option.
Once you get this, you’ll be able to get dark mode on Snapchat without app appearance on the Snapchat settings for Android.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why don’t I have a dark mode on Snapchat?
If you don’t have dark mode on Snapchat, and you’re using an iPhone, you’ll need to update the app to the latest version. If you’re using an Android device, there’s no official way to use dark mode. You’ll need to use the force-dark theme from the Developer option.
Why is forced dark mode not working on Snapchat?
If you’re using an Android device, and you’re trying to use the force-dark mode display on Snapchat through the Developer option, the app won’t go dark because you’re using an updated Snapchat app. To make the force dark you need to use an older version of Snapchat.
Is there an official dark theme on Snapchat for Android?
No, currently there’s no official dark mode for Snapchat on Android devices. Snapchat released an update that introduces the dark theme option to the app. But there’s a way you can enable dark mode for Snapchat.
Will Android users ever get a dark mode for Snapchat?
We don’t know that, and maybe in the future, the company may decide to introduce dark mode for Snapchat on Android. But as of now, we’re not sure. You can make it a priority by suggesting the app settings.