When Is TikTok Going to Roll out Dark Mode for Android Phones?

Abi Travis - Author

Jul. 30 2020, Updated 2:47 p.m. ET

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Everyone who’s anyone these days is obsessed with switching to dark mode on as many social media apps as possible. Seriously, if you’re still looking at white backgrounds with black text, you’re basically living in the past. For those of us who do a lot of early-morning and late-night scrolling in bed, dark mode is a total lifesaver. Well, eye saver, anyway. 

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So, naturally, once people heard that TikTok was rolling out dark mode, there was only one thing to do: make the switch immediately. However, for Android users, that was much easier said than done. By this point, Android users are probably used to getting the short end of the stick when it comes to new apps and features for those apps, but is the same true for TikTok dark mode?

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Here’s how to get dark mode on TikTok for Android phones in 2020.

News of TikTok’s dark mode first started making the rounds in early 2020. People took to Twitter to share the good, dark news, which made a whole slew of other people totally jealous that they weren’t experiencing the feature for themselves.

That’s because up until very recently, TikTok’s dark mode was still just being tested among some TikTok users. Now, though, it’s official — anyone can use dark mode on TikTok. Ahem. Except for Android users.

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Sorry, Android fans. As it turns out, TikTok has not yet rolled out dark mode for Android users. Tale as old as time, right? On the (literal) bright side, dark mode doesn’t really change too much about the TikTok experience. If you think about it, most of your time on the app is probably spent watching videos, which take up your entire phone screen. The only time you see stuff in dark mode is when you’re poking around the Discover tap or hanging out in the comments.

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Still, we totally get your disappointment. Fortunately, dark mode for TikTok will be available on Android phones. Eventually. Assuming the video-sharing app doesn’t get banned. As of right now, there’s no official roll-out date for dark mode for TikTok on Android phones, but don’t lose hope!

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Here’s how to get TikTok dark mode for iPhones.

If you happen to be an iPhone user wanting dark mode for TikTok, well, we can help you with that! First, make sure your phone is updated to the latest version. Make sure your TikTok app is also updated. In the case of most social media apps, they will automatically go into dark mode if your phone itself is in dark mode. You can put your phone in dark mode by accessing the “Display and Brightness” menu in your phone settings.

Open the TikTok app, go to your profile, then tap the three dots in the upper right-hand corner to open the settings. Scroll to where it says “Dark Mode” (you probably could have guessed that), then feel free to toggle over to dark mode. Ta-da! It really couldn’t be much easier. Just don’t tell your friends with Android phones that.

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