Use dark mode in Slack

Dark mode helps make working in Slack easier on your eyes by using a darker, higher-contrast color theme. You can turn on dark mode from your Slack preferences, or sync dark mode in Slack with your operating system (OS) settings on certain devices.


Adjust your dark mode preference

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Choose Themes, then select Dark.
  4. Click the  close icon when you're done.

iOS 13 and above

On devices running iO3 13 and above, you can enable dark mode in Slack from your OS settings. 

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Under Appearance, select Dark.


iOS 12 and below

On devices running iOS 12 and below, you can manage dark mode from your preferences.

  1. Tap the  You tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Preferences.
  3. Select Dark Mode, then choose On.
  1. Tap the  You tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Preferences.
  3. Select Dark Mode, then choose On.

Tip: If your device runs Android 9 or lower, select Battery Saver to automatically enable dark mode when your device enters battery saver mode.

Note: The dark mode preference is device specific, so setting it on the desktop app won’t apply to the mobile app.


Sync dark mode with your OS settings

You can sync dark mode in Slack with your operating system settings. This is supported on Mac, Windows, iOS 13 and above, and Android 10 and above.

Mac

Windows

Android

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select Themes.
  4. Check the box next to Sync with OS setting.
  1. Click your profile picture in the top right. 
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Select Themes
  4. Check the box next to Sync with OS setting
  1. Tap the  You tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Preferences.
  3. Select Dark Mode, then choose System default.

Note: On iOS 13 and above, dark mode in Slack automatically syncs with your OS settings.

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