Dark Mode continues to be a primary feature for Google and this time it was the Android apps for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides to receive the much sought after dark theme. As the company announced in a statement posted on its blog, users of these services will start receiving dark mode as of July 6 so they can save battery and protect their eyes in low-light environments.
Dark mode has been the protagonist of many new features in recent months, and even apps like WhatsApp for Android have already introduced it. While we had to wait a little longer to enjoy it in the Google Docs apps, it's worth learning how enable dark mode in Docs, Sheets and Slides, and we will.
This is the dark mode of the Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets apps.
Google's productivity apps have become essential services for many users. Whether it's writing texts, creating presentations, or creating spreadsheets, these tools give you comprehensive functionality, such as use on different platforms without losing information or the ease of sharing documents with other people.
It was time for popular services like Docs, Sheets, and Slides to receive the dark mode that has been around for months in other Google tools like Gmail or the Google Play Store. Before going to the step by step explanation, you should know that if you have turned on dark mode on android, it will be enabled automatically in the Google Docs apps.
Without further ado, let's see how to activate the dark theme in Docs, Sheets and Slides. The process is the same in the three Android apps.
- Open the app Documents, Sheets or Presentations.
- Swipe right for open the side menu and select Settings.
- In the Themes section, click Choose theme and select the Dark option. If you choose Default system and your Android is set to dark mode, the app will automatically adapt to this theme. By simply clicking on the Dark option, this mode will be configured, you can now use the Docs, Spreadsheets or Slides app comfortably in low-light environments.
Google Docs apps for Android already have this long-awaited feature, which will progressively reach all users. If you still can't find the Themes option in these Google productivity apps, you just need to wait a few days to enjoy the night theme.
After enabling this feature, we recommend that you increase the security of your Google Docs, as the measures applied by Google are not infallible. Your documents may contain private information, so when using Google Docs you need to protect your sight without neglecting security and privacy.