Gmail Dark Mode – How to enable it in 3 easy steps? [2024]


Do you find the background is too bright on your personal Gmail website? And you are looking for a way to activate the Gmail Dark Mode theme? Then you are on the correct help page, here you can read more about what is Gmail and how you enable Gmail Dark Mode. That is comfortable for your eyes at night and day.

What is Gmail?

Gmail is the online mail service to receive and send emails to your friends and family members. That with email storage of 15GB for free. The default Gmail theme is a bright white website, and that can hurt your eyes when you watching it too long. And for this, there is a solution to resolve this issue. That is to use a darker theme for your personal Gmail.

Solutions to get Gmail Dark Mode

Desktop web browser

A. Steps to enable Gmail Dark Mode on a desktop computer

Follow the instruction steps here below on how you can enable the Gmail Dark Mode on all web browsers:

  1. Open your web browser
  2. Navigate to the Gmail website
  3. Log in if necessary on your personal Google account
  4. When Gmail is loaded, select the gear icon on the top right corner of your Gmail screen.
  5. Select Themes, and then on View all
  6. Scroll down until inside this popup window, and you will see the theme “black rectangle”
  7. Select the “Dark” theme.
  8. And click on the blue Save button

And that’s it! you have successfully enabled dark mode in Gmail.

Gmail in Dark Mode with on the snoozed page
Gmail in Dark Mode with on the snoozed page

B. Customizable with Browser extension

On Gmail, the themes are limited of choice. But with the Turn Off the Lights browser extension you can choose up to more than 25 million colors, and find the great night background color that matched on your Gmail page. And with a single click on the switch, can you activate this Night Mode version, and also remove it.

Steps to Activate the Gmail Dark Mode website

Follow the steps here below on how do I turn on Gmail Dark Mode. And that on your personal web browser. So get a comfortable Dark Mode website:

  1. Install the free Turn Off the Lights Browser extension for your favorite internet web browser
  2. Installation completed, open the Turn Off the Lights Options page by clicking right on the gray lamp button. And choose from the right-click menu the item Options
  3. Then select the Night Mode tab, and enable the first checkbox

Video Tutorial on how to enable Dark Mode

YouTube video tutorial on how to enable the Night Mode feature on Google News, Amazon, etc.

These steps in the video are the same for all major web browsers. That includes the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Safari (version 14 and higher), Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. If you have an issue or a bad experience, do not hesitate to contact us from the Turn Off the Lights support contact form. We are here to help you and get a great and comfortable web experience that is best for your eyes.

Mobile (Android and iOS)

These are the steps on how you can change your theme setting on Android and iOS:

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Gmail app
  2. At the top left, tap Menu item
  3. Tap Settings General settings
  4. Tap on the item Theme
  5. Choose Light, Dark, or System default


In conclusion, enabling Dark mode in Gmail is a quick and easy process that provides several benefits. Whether you’re checking your email late at night or working on your computer in dimly lit rooms, dark mode can help reduce eye strain and improve your overall viewing experience. With this simple guide, you can easily switch to dark mode and enjoy all of the benefits that Gmail has to offer.

Hope that answers one of your questions about Gmail Dark Mode:

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

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

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Stefan Van Damme