Add Your Comment FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInReddit While Google Messages took on a dark theme comparatively early on, its application did not match other apps from the first party. Google’s default SMS / RCS user now conforms with the Android 10 dark theme with the recent beta.
To turn the night-friendly look on, in the past, Google Messages needed users to visit the top-right corner overflow menu and hit “Enable dark mode.” By pressing “Disable dark mode,” the opposite was achieved.
Today, with version5.0.055, in the beta channel at the time, that button has been withdrawn in favor of messages regarding the system-wide dark theme of Android 10. The toggle or Settings > Disable> Dark theme fast settings now controls the appearance of the app.
This results in a more seamless user experience following the release of Android 10 earlier this month. Google could take another step to give an even more coherent experience by incorporating a “Choose theme” menu in settings for messages. “System default” still allows you to stick to Android 10 while forcing “Light” or “Dark” to become an option regardless of the system.
Google’s first batch of dark theme apps, like Google Contacts, has already shifted, while all new apps, including Google App, Assistant, and Gmail, are starting with this apps.
Another tiny visual tweak this version presents a new Material icon in a conversation thread to open the media picker. The fresh icon better emphasizes how your gallery will be opened, not just the camera. By signing up for the beta on the Play Store, Google Messages 5.0.055 with the Android 10 dark theme change is available.