How to Get Zoom Dark Mode

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It would be pretty great if you were to be able to get dark mode on Zoom, wouldn’t it?

Personally, I prefer using dark mode on my iPhone and Mac, which gets automatically turned on in the evening (6PM to 4AM) until the next morning. 

It helps reduce the glare, improve sleeping habits, as well as conserve the device’s battery. It also looks pretty freaking cool (a matter of taste ofc).  Now, this post is not meant to discuss the science behind why dark mode is essential because that’s not why you’re here for.

You want to find out how to get dark mode on Zoom whether that’d be on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, Mac, or Windows 10 machine. You want answers, and we get it. Hence why this post was written. So without wasting any more of your time, let’s explore some of the ways you can get dark mode on Zoom. 🙂

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. Zoom Dark Mode on iPhone, iPad, Android Devices
  2. Zoom Dark Mode on Mac
  3. Get Dark Mode for Zoom on Windows 10

 

How to Get Zoom Dark Mode: 3 Ways

 

1. Zoom Dark Mode on iPhone, iPad, Android Devices.

Unfortunately, there’s no hidden button or setting which you can turn on to enable dark mode for the Zoom App on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. There just isn’t. 

However, there is a workaround. For iPhone and iPad devices, you can get around this by turning on the accessibility feature called ‘Smart Invert’ in your device’s settings. 

You can locate this setting, as follows:

  1. Open up your Settings app.
  2. Next tap on Accessibility
  3. Now select the Display & Text Size option.

Accessibility Settings iOS

 

  1. Lastly, you should find the option called Smart Invert. Toggle the switch next to it to turn it on which will enable a dark mode onto the interface.

You can now jump into the Zoom app and see if interface changes to dark. One of the downsides, however, to having Smart Invert turned on is that it turns the video during a meeting into a negative so you can’t view other participants in the meeting under normal colours.

 

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For Android devices, you need to follow the below steps (take note that the steps may vary depending on your Android version and manufacturer): 

  1. Open your device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Then under Display, you should see the options turn Dark theme and Color inversion. Turn on the Color inversion option.

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You will find that the colours will be inverted for the interface, even including the Zoom app, giving it a dark interface. 🙂

 

 

2. Zoom Dark Mode on Mac.

Getting dark mode for the Zoom app on Mac is super simple. All you have to is just turn on dark mode for your Mac (only available from macOS Mojave and later) in the settings. Here’s how you locate it step-by-step:

  1. From your Apple menu, select the System Preferences
  2. Next, click General and then under the Appearance options select Dark mode.

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  1. Lastly, you can verify this by going into your Zoom app to see if the changes have taken effect. 

Help! I still don’t see dark mode on Zoom on my Mac? 😐

Whilst you’re in Zoom, you will want to go into its Settings by clicking on the setting gear icon located in the top right corner.

Then in the Settings page, from the left sidebar, you will want to select the General tab.

On the General page, under Theme, make sure that the theme is set to either Dark or Use System Setting (which uses your Mac’s theme settings — useful if you have scheduled light/dark mode based on time of day).

 

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3. Get Dark Mode for Zoom on Windows 10.

For Windows 10 users, there is currently no way to get a dark interface on the Zoom desktop application. 

But there is an alternative!

If you were to use your web browser such as Google Chrome to use Zoom with, then you can force dark mode onto the application. The only caveat is that the dark mode doesn’t apply to the meetings itself. 

Here’s what you do on Google Chrome: 

  1. Head over to Zoom’s website in your Google Chrome web browser and click on the Sign In option from the top menu to sign in to your Zoom account.

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  1. Next, once you’re signed into Zoom, open up a different tab and then copy-paste the following link into the search bar and hit Enter:
  2. Now as you can see that the setting Force Dark Mode for Web Contents will be highlighted and you should also see a dropdown box next to it. There are a couple of options to choose from the list. We advise that you select the Enabled with selected inversion of everything option.

Force Dark Mode for Web Contents

 

  1. Make sure to save anything you may have in the other tabs before hitting the Relaunch button.
  2. You can now head back into your Zoom account to see if the changes have taken effect.

Voila! If you ever decide to change your mind, simply follow the above steps but change the option from  Enabled with selected inversion of everything back to Default.

 

Get Zoom Dark Mode

 

This wraps our post on how you can enable dark mode on Zoom. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment down below, and we will love to help you out. ❤

 

If this guide helped you, please share it. 🙂

 

 

1 comment
  1. For windows you can only see the settings page in browser in dark mode, not the actual meeting or chat

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