Since the 12th of September, 2019, Slack has introduced the dark mode onto all the users across the desktop versions. This workplace chat app has been continuously used by various companies as well as individuals; and it’s indeed a delight for all the Windows, macOS and Linux users. The company has also added new themes specifically tailored for dark mode.
Slack Dark Mode For Desktops!
“Dark Mode is an important feature for lots of people,” explains George Zamfir, an accessibility product manager at Slack. “It’s helpful for working at night or in low-light, and we know many need it for accessibility reasons like visual impairments, migraines or other visual disorders.”
Slack also confirmed that in the near future you will be able to set Slack to switch automatically between light and dark mode, based on your macOS settings. The company didn’t provide a specific release date for this feature but said it will be available fairly soon.
“In the near future, you’ll be able to set Slack to comply with whatever you have set up on your computer already, by clicking “sync with OS settings.” We’ll let you know when this is available (it’ll be soon; we just didn’t want a single other thing to delay this launch).”
More Insight –
How to use Slack’s macOS dark themes
There is no required update to see dark mode on Slack, but you’ll need to restart the app to get it to appear. Also you’ll need to be on version 4.0.3 for Mac, or 4.0.2 for Windows and Linux. If it’s not showing up, try refreshing, once.
- To change themes, head to Slack’s Preferences > Sidebar > Theme.
You’ll get a preview of how everything will look—including our default set of sidebar themes, which will remain familiar but shift in palette to work better with dark mode.