UPDATE: Android Messages’ Material Redesigns (Dark mode) rolls out Again

We had mentioned earlier on the 21st of August about the most speculated update for Android messages being reverted.
But it looks like Android has decided to roll out this new material design along with a dark mode, all over again. And what’s more? This new update is apparently available to all.

Flashback – Android Messages’ Material Redesigns along with Dark mode 

The initial update, i.e. Version 3.5, was noticed by Android Police on the 16th of August, 2018. They were among the first ones to find out about this news. They said the following on their blog –
“For whatever reason, Google has seemingly decided to pull the update (which was server-based) for everyone. We’re not sure why as there didn’t seem to be any major issues with it, but people have tried clearing data, wiping cache, force closing, and uninstalling, all to no avail. “

Unfortunately just before Google fanatics were loving the new look, this update was reverted by Google. And this happened within just a couple of days.


To know more about the Android Messages update’s new features, just click on the below mentioned article link –

Android Messages’ Material Redesigns along with Dark Mode(REVERTED)


But looks like there is still some amount of hope left. Well, this is because the update is back and has expected it comes out with a dark mode. Basically, the update which was launched in a hidden manner, is now apparently available to all.

Is the update rolled out with the same features as launched earlier in hidden manner?

Yes, much to our satisfaction, the speculated features seems to be true. On the 26th of August, 2018, this new material redesign was relaunched by Google.
Many Reddit users were among the first to spot the odd change made by Google last week, and were able to post their comments in reaction to the action.

According to 9to5google’s Abner Li, the following was mentioned on his article

“Today, an updated version 3.5.052 (via Twitter) is beginning to roll out via the Play Store with the Google Material Theme once again present. Users can close the app from the Recents menu and relaunch to force the new design and dark mode. It might take a handful of tries, and I’d caution that Google may yet again decide to pull the new look.

Coincidently, I noticed that since I had the dark mode on before Google pulled the refresh, it was enabled by default when I updated to the new app version. Hopefully, the much desired new look and features are now ready for primetime.”

Note – It is still not an official announcement made by Google so the update could be reverted yet again.

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