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How to enable Duolingo Dark Mode in 3 easy steps?

Duolingo is a platform where users can learn languages for free. Originally, the website was a platform for crowdsourced translation of texts. The website was designed so that as the users progressed through the lessons, they helped translate websites and other documents. It is founded on 30 November 2011. The user experience does provide you with a Duolingo Dark Mode version. But it is lacking in customization for on the web.

The steps for Duolingo Dark Mode on Android device

  1. Open the Duolingo app on an Android device
  2. Tap the Profile tab (face icon)
  3. Tap Settings (gear icon)
  4. Scroll to General and tap Dark Mode
  5. You can choose On to activate the dark mode in the Duolingo app. Or you can choose Default setting if your Android settings are already set to a dark theme by default

The steps for Duolingo Dark Mode on iOS device

  1. Open the iOS Settings
  2. Tap Screen & Brightness
  3. Tap Dark
  4. If the Duolingo app is already open, close it and restart Duolingo. Your app is now in dark mode!

Activate Duolingo Dark Mode with the free browser extension

Duolingo Dark Mode with the free and Open-Source Turn Off the Lights browser extension
Duolingo Dark Mode with the free and Open-Source Turn Off the Lights browser extension

For regular desktop internet users, you can get also this Duolingo Night Mode version on your favorite web browser. That with the Night Mode option in the Turn Off the Lights Browser extension. Follow the steps here below on how to enable this free solution in your web browser:

  1. Download the Turn Off the Lights browser extension
  2. Click right on the gray lamp button and select Options in the menu item
  3. The Turn Off the Lights Options page shows up and select the tab Night Mode
  4. And enable here the Night switch or the long-press feature to activate the night mode on the current web page

In addition, you can customize the website background, text, and hyperlink colors. So you can make it personal to your night theme style.

YouTube video tutorial on how to enable the Night Mode feature


Hope that answer one of your questions about the Duolingo Dark Mode:

  • Activate dark mode for Duolingo desktop
  • How do I make Duolingo Black?
  • Is there a dark mode for Duolingo?
  • How to enable dark mode for Duolingo?

If you find it useful to get your Duolingo in Dark Mode, then you can share the link on Facebook or share the link on Twitter. So your family, friends, or colleges can know about this handy free tool.

Did you find technical, factual or grammatical errors on the Turn Off the Lights website?
You can report a technical problem using the Turn Off the Lights online technical error feedback form.

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