Spigot, Inc. is really big on communication and collaboration and one of the ways we communicate is Slack. Everyone has it on their phones and laptops and we’re all part of a ton of channels based on team and location where we can all keep in touch and make sure our products are running! Slack is about to get even better and announced that it is starting to test a dark mode for users, joining others, like the mail app for Windows 10 and Facebook Messenger. It’s not available to everyone just yet, but it is rolling out to beta testers.
9to5Mac and 9to5Google spotted the iOS and Android updates, noting that the feature is currently being tested, and helpfully points out how to activate it for yourself. To get it now, you have to be part of Slack’s beta testing program which is something you can join. You can join by heading over to the app’s settings, and scroll down to the “Join Beta” section, which prompts you to provide your name and e-mail address. Once approved and you update your app accordingly, you’ll then have a toggle that will allow you to turn the mode on in settings. 9to5Google says that the Android app will prompt you to restart the app, whereas the iOS version will automatically switch.
An Android Q leak earlier this year revealed that Google is planning to roll out a system-wide dark mode, while a developer build revealed last month that Google Chrome will also get the option later this spring. The feature is increasingly popular with users, as it helps conserve one’s battery life, and it’s a bit easier on your eyes — not a trivial thing if you’re on Slack day in and day out during the work week.