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What does trend mean?

The meaning of “Trend” is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. Every now and then something starts trending. We come across trends very often due to the presence and influence of social media.

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"Trend" is a general direction in which something is developing or changing.

Trending is not new, it is common to almost any field. But trends in Fashion and technology always makes headlines even before social media platforms emerged. The FaceApp is another trend emerged during mid-July in 2019.

What is the latest trend?

Having said that, we would like to explore something trending since early 2019, the “Dark Mode”. Though it has been in development for some time, we saw a hype in mid-year as everyone started talking about it. Many tech giants like Facebook, Apple, Google and even Microsoft working towards introducing Dark Mode to its products.

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What is Dark Mode?

The Dark Mode is one of the most in-demand features in computers trending this year. According to Wikipedia Dark mode is a color scheme that uses light-colored text, icons, and graphical user interface elements on a dark background.

Dark mode is a color scheme that uses light-colored text, icons, and graphical user interface elements on a dark background.

Why is Dark Mode so popular?

What is so popular about Dark Mode? Apart from being a trend, Dark Mode inverts the colors in the user interface making it more readable. With Dark Mode being a part of the Operating system, it allows apps to adjust automatically if apps supports.

What is the Dark Mode used for?

The Dark Mode helps focus on your work as it lets you focus on the contents as the other elements like menus and toolbars recede into the dark background.

What is the advantage of Dark Mode?

Besides Black is the new Green, perhaps the biggest benefit of using Dark Mode maybe that it emits less blue light which improves your sleep cycle. On the other hand, a dark theme can reduce eye strain in a low-light condition. Anther noticeable advantage is that using light-colored text, icons, and graphical user interface elements on a dark background highlights and let the user focus on contents.

Is Dark Mode better for eyes?

By inverting the colors on your screen, you can put less strain on your eyes, improve the readability of text and even save battery if your handset has an OLED display. Really? Well, OLED screens don’t need a backlight to illuminate the whole screen and it allows you to switch off individual pixels on the screen. Google has also confirmed that using dark mode on OLED screens has been a huge help for battery life.

Is Dark Mode better for your battery?

That being said (by Google), in simple terms, a light draws more energy as it becomes brighter. In Dark Mode, the brighter area in the user interface is less as the dark theme occupies most of the whitespaces. That means the Dark Mode could save your battery is being used unnecessarily.

What's so great about Dark Mode?

Having identified many advantages, we believe what makes the Dark Mode a big deal is, that it eliminates distracting whitespaces on web pages, putting less eye strain on your eyes and improvement to battery life. It’s obvious that this makes less jarring for people who surf and work late.

Is Dark Mode good?

Not always. We believe that Dark Mode is not always easier in bright environments because the light mode could be more easier as it puts less strain on your eyes making you more productive. apart from this, we see lots of advantages which we feel that drives the trend.

How do I turn on Dark Mode?

Dark Mode is available in many environments and platforms. Some Android smartphones we find a built-in dark mode while most of them need a third-party app. Let’s explore few applications and platforms to see how we can enable Dark Mode.

Is there a Dark Mode for Android?

In Android 8.0 Oreo you had to depend on your installed wallpaper’s color palette. To enable Android’s dark theme: Go to Settings > Display, then tap the Advanced drop-down menu at the bottom of the page. Android also provides an option to to set the device theme in automatic mode based on the Wallpaper.

Google added an option to toggle the dark and light quick settings themes in Android 9.0 Pie.

Android Q natively supports Dark Theme. On August 22, 2019, Google announced that the official release version will be called just Android 10 dropping convention of using letter and dessert nicknames

Do you get Dark Mode on iOS 12?

No, but Apple currently offers a smart color inverter in iOS 12 that almost achieves the effect. But Apple will roll out Dark Mode along with the rest of the iOS 13 update in fall 2019, that is most likely late September. This feature will be system-wide and all native apps will support. Also it will be available for third-party developers to make it a part of their app.

What is Dark Mode on Facebook?

Facebook Messenger’s Dark Mode feature now available worldwide. It can be enabled by tapping on your profile photo in Messenger, under settings. Enabling Dark Mode changes the traditional whitespaces in the Messenger app to black.

Is there a Dark theme on Instagram?

As we mentioned, the Android Q (Android 10) natively supports Dark Theme, you can actually view Instagram app in Dark Theme, even though it has not been rolled out officially.

In Apple iOS, you can activate Instagram Dark Mode by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Invert Colors > Smart Invert > Toggle On option.

Is there a Dark Mode for Whatsapp?

Unfortunately, Whatsapp’s latest beta version contains an incomplete Dark Mode. That means the dark mode is only observable within its settings menu. Hence, we might not see a Whatsapp dark mode for some time, especially since there isn’t an official way to activate it in the latest beta version.

How do I enable Dark Mode on YouTube?

Dark Mode is a relatively new addition to YouTube. YouTube Dark Mode allows you to switch from the bright white light of the standard app or website to a deep black.

Dark Mode in Youtube
Dark Mode in Youtube

How do I change Google Chrome to Dark Mode?

The Dark Mode in Chrome is a browser add-on that helps you quickly turn the screen (browser) to dark at night time. Toolbar button serves as an ON|OFF switch which enables you to easily and quickly turn the extension ON or OFF.

Chrome now offers a built-in dark mode on Windows 10 and macOS. Google Chrome gained a built-in dark theme on Windows in Chrome 74 and on macOS in Chrome 73. Google Chrome’s new built-in dark mode makes context menus dark, too! To enable Chrome’s dark theme, just switch your operating system to dark mode.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows 10

On Windows 10, Press Windows + I to head to Settings > Personalization > Colors and select “Dark” under “Choose your default app mode.”

Choose your default app mode
Choose your default app mode

Click menu > Settings, Look for the Themes option under appearance and click “Reset to Default” if you ever want to switch back to Chrome’s default theme.

Choose your default app mode
Choose your default app mode

How to Enable Dark Mode in macOS Mojave

The macOS Mojave brought a system-wide Dark Mode. The option for Dark mode is in the System Preferences app, which you can open from the Dock, your Applications folder, or by clicking the Apple icon at the top of your screen and selecting “System Preferences.” When you’re there, click on “General”. At the top of the window, you’ll see the toggle between light mode and dark mode. You can click either one to switch to the corresponding mode.

To conclude this article, let’s explorer further how Microsoft handling the Dark Mode Trend.

Is there a dark mode for Microsoft Outlook?

Dark mode is only available in the new modern Outlook design. If you haven’t opted-in to this yet, it’ll soon be there automatically for you, as Microsoft has announced that it will be moving everyone over to the new experience over the next few months.

To turn dark mode on, click on the Settings cog in the top right, and switch on the Dark Mode option.

The below image has Dark Mode already activated in Windows 10, that’s why the Address bar and the Search Bar already appear in Dark color.

Outlook Light mode
Outlook Light mode

This is how it looks like when you change to Dark Mode option in Microsoft Outlook Online.

Outlook Dark mode
Outlook Dark mode

Unfortunately, there’s no dark mode available for older Outlook apps. However, if you have Office 2013 or 2016, you can switch to a dark gray theme, which is the closest there is to a dark mode.

Microsoft brings Dark Mode to Outlook mobile apps and Office.com

Microsoft’s Outlook app for iOS adds Dark Mode, other Office apps in the works. Ahead of the launch of iOS 13, which will bring a system-wide dark mode to the software, Microsoft is adding the same feature to its Office apps. The updated plans were made public today in a blog post published by Jon Friedman.

A cross-company design collaboration propels us to seamlessly bring Dark Mode to the broader M365 product suite, and today marks the initial rollout of Dark Mode on Outlook for iOS and Android, as well as Office.com! The upcoming launch of iOS 13 will then extend this rollout to Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, and To-Do on mobile.

Exploring Dark Mode options in various platforms, Applications and, Apps are never ending. Soon there will be another trend which will take everyone by storm.

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