Sep 04, 2020 App News
Dark Mode has been a major factor in Android 10, as it’s the first time we’ve seen a system wide Dark Theme being available in the settings menu in an OS. You can change the settings menu, as the entire UI basically changes its theme to dark colors all around, which a lot of people have started embracing. Not just Android, but even the major apps on the Google Play Store have included the dark mode in their apps - including Whatsapp, Messenger, Instagram and more.
However, strangely enough, Google has been slow to add the dark mode on its apps properly - even though it basically owns Android 10 which has a system wide dark mode theme available in store. Now, most of Google’s primary apps have a dark mode on them - finally - but there’s one major app which still hasn’t seen dark mode completely, and that’s Google Maps. However, according to developer and tipper Alesandro Paluzzi, Google is finally working on a complete dark mode theme for Maps, and it will be released soon for the users.
We have to keep in mind though that Google’s dark mode themes are usually not jet black, and instead follow a dark grey tone - which we aren’t really complaining about either. To enable the dark mode on Google Maps, you’ll pretty much have to follow the steps you usually have to follow for all other apps with a dark mode option. You can either force the app to go all dark, or just allow it to follow whatever theme you’re running on your OS, be it light or dark. So you can go inside Maps, choose from the options of “Light”, “Dark” or “Default System Theme” - the prior two will make the app follow the themes mentioned, and the default option will just apply whatever theme you’re running on your Android.
It’s still unknown when exactly this feature is going to roll out for Google Maps, but it seems like it won’t take too long from now - considering it’s in the development stage. Needless to say, we’ll be keeping an eye out for whenever the mode seems to drop for Maps.