One of the most popular trends in software and app updates is the addition of a “dark mode.” If you haven’t tried out the feature, or seen anyone else use it, it basically inverts your screen. A traditionally white screen becomes a dark blue or black, and the text becomes white.
It feels like every app and operating system is racing to launch new dark mode features. For example, Microsoft Outlook, Reddit, YouTube, and Gmail have all added the feature recently. New operating systems like MacOS Mojave and Android Pie are also getting on board.
So what’s got everyone going to the dark side? It turns out there are few benefits to use dark mode. Benefit includes:
- Save battery life
- Decreased eye strain
- Less sleep disruption
- Some medical conditions are less aggravated