Earlier this month, Google announced that Gmail would quickly incorporate chat, group, and video messaging. The standalone apps are nonetheless seeing updates, with Google Chat for Android and iOS as we speak picking up a darkish theme.
Since launching in 2017, the app has predominantly featured a shiny background with inexperienced accents. It now has a darkish theme, thus offering a “standard characteristic that’s often requested by customers.”
Google touts a “higher viewing expertise in low-light circumstances,” which permits for higher evening time utilization. The app adopts the identical shade of darkish grey as different G Suite functions, although the underside bar is barely lighter.
Screenshots shared by Google this night additionally reveal quite a lot of different tweaks to the cellular app. The darkish theme itself is already broadly rolled out as we speak, however Google previewed a distinct oval FAB — “New chat” with accompanying icon — that matches the one not too long ago launched to Gmail. That button as we speak is round with a brightly-colored “plus” signal.
In the meantime, Google exhibits your title being displayed within the app bar when viewing the Chat tab, which has a brand new icon.
Google Chat is primarily solely out there for G Suite accounts, with the darkish time already reside on my system this night. It’s managed by system-level settings, and there’s no in-app toggle to independently set.
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