Slack desktop app users can finally use the workplace chat app with the popular visual theme, dark mode. The collaboration software company announces the availability of an optional dark mode feature on Thursday, September 1
According to Slack's blog post on the matter, dark fashion can be enabled on all versions of the desktop app: Mac, Windows, and Linux. The desktop availability of dark mode is in addition to the mobile platform that has had the feature. But while the feature is now available on all platforms, Slack's post did not mention one caveat:
"… it's worth pointing out that dark mode is device-specific: we do not want to assume that just because you want dark mode on desktop, you want to put it on both phones. "
And so you'll need to use each version of Slack you use (browser, desktop, mobile) to use dark mode individually. Just because you enable dark mode on one of them, it does not mean it will sync up accordingly. In addition, at this time, the desktop app dark mode feature also does not want to sync up with whichever mode you're currently using on your computer. Slack app wants to sync with those settings.
Enabling dark mode on the Slack desktop is simple. And looking at Slack's guidelines, the method for doing so is different from desktop platforms, since the company only differentiates between "desktop" and "iOS" and "Android."
Here's how to enable dark mode in the world Slack desktop app.
Step 1: In the top left corner, select your workspace's name.
Step 2: From the menu that pops up, select Preferences .
Step 3: On the next screen, select Themes
Step 4: Under Themes select Dark .
Once you pick either Light or Dark, the app itself will switch to a preview of it. It's also worth noting that in this same themed menu, so you can choose a companion theme for your sidebar. These sidebar themes come with different color palettes.