As a premiere chat and video call app, it only makes sense for Skype to provide a dark theme to reduce eye strain and minimize battery drain , Not only that, it also has to keep up with the popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, which also have a built-in feature.
More and more smartphone OEMs use OLEDs via LED displays, as their production becomes cheaper. The former represents a significant improvement over the latter, providing vivid colors and reduced battery drain when displaying darker hues such as black and gray. To take advantage of this, Skype offers a feature for dark topics that you can easily activate.
Enabling Skype's Dark Theme
Applying a dark theme to Skype can be done in several ways when you first set up the app. In addition, you can choose between light and dark topics if you log out with another account and log in again.
If you have already set up the app, you can use Skype's settings menu will also apply a dark theme. First, go to your "Chats" page and touch your avatar at the top of the screen. Then select "Settings" on the following page. Tap on "Appearance" and select either "Dark" or "High Contrast Dark".
It's worth noting that Skype's default dark mode is very dark gray and you also have the option to adjust the color for incoming chat bubbles. High contrast in the dark, on the other hand, ensures a completely black background, saving even more battery power. Incoming chat bubbles can not be adjusted in this mode and will only be displayed in white.
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