How to Enable Dark Mode in Snapchat (2024 Guide)

In Short
  • Snapchat offers dark mode on both iPhone and Android.
  • To enable dark mode, tap on the Bitmoji profile avatar in the top left corner > tap the settings icon > Appearance > pick Always Dark.
  • Dark mode was previously only available to Snapchat+ members but is now accessible to all users.

Dark Mode has come up as a popular feature across various apps, providing users with a more comfortable viewing experience, mostly in low-light environments. Snapchat has also embraced this trend, allowing you to switch the app’s appearance to dark mode. While earlier, this ability was confined to iPhone users only, now even Android users can enjoy the dark mode from within the app itself. This post details how to enable dark mode in Snapchat on both iPhone & Android.

Turn on Dark Mode From Snapchat Settings (Android & iOS)

Not only does Snapchat now allow you to enable dark mode on both iPhone and Android, but the steps to do so are also the same on both operating systems. With that said, here’s how you can enable dark mode on Snapchat.

  1. On Snapchat, tap on your Bitmoji avatar at the top left corner to access your profile.
  2. Now, on your Profile screen, tap on the settings icon at the top right corner.  
  3. Scroll down and select App Appearance under the “My Account” section.
Visit Snapchats Appearance settings
  1. Here, choose the Always Dark option to enable dark mode in Snapchat.
  2. In the pop-up box, tap on Restart now to make changes.
Pick Always Dark Mode to enable it in Snapchat

While you can now turn on dark mode in Snapchat on both iPhone and Android; there is an additional Match System option on iPhone, which is yet to be made available for Android.

Turn on Dark Mode From Snapchat+ Menu

Dark mode was once limited to Snapchat+ members just like the rest of the experimental features. The feature has since been made available to everyone, even those using the free version of the app. But you can still switch on the dark theme from the Snapchat+ menu if you find it convenient. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Open Snapchat and tap on your Bitmoji avatar at the top left corner.
  2. On your profile page, select Snapchat+.
Tap on Snapchat+ menu from your profile page
  1. Here, scroll down and then turn on the toggle next to Dark Mode.
  2. In the pop-up box, tap on Okay to restart the app and apply changes.
Turning on Dark mode from Snapchat+ menu

How to Disable Dark Mode in Snapchat

If you tried out the dark mode using the above steps and did not like the all-black look of the app and wish to switch back to the original style, then here is a step-by-step way to disable dark mode on Snapchat.

  1. Tap on your Bitmoji avatar at the top left corner to visit your Snapchat profile.
  2. Here, tap on the settings icon at the top right corner.
  3. Then select App Appearance under “My Account”.
How to Enable Dark Mode in Snapchat (2024 Guide)
  1. Next, pick the Always Light option instead of Always Dark to disable the dark mode on the app.
  2. In the pop-up box, press the Restart now button to apply changes.
Snapchat always light option to disable dark mode

This method will work even when you have applied dark mode

And that’s how you can enjoy the benefits of Dark Mode on Snapchat and enhance your experience by reducing eye strain and saving battery life on your smartphone. Oddly, it took a while for Snapchat to adapt to dark mode given other platforms embraced it much sooner. But I am glad it is here and even accessible to free users. Stay updated with our latest Snapchat guides and make your Snapchat interactions more enjoyable than ever before.

Do you use the dark mode on Snapchat, or do you like to keep it simple and stick with the light mode? Whatever it is, share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Is Dark Mode on Snapchat available on iOS and Android?

iPhone users have been enjoying Snapchat’s Dark Mode since 2021. But Android users received it as part of the Snapchat Plus membership but soon it became available to all Android users.

Does Snapchat Dark Mode use Less Battery?

The reason why most smartphone users keep their device’s native Dark Mode turned on is because it saves battery. More so, on OLED displays. So, automatically, using Snapchat on Dark Mode, especially if you use it a lot, will indeed increase your battery backup.

Is Dark Theme Good for Eyes?

One of the reasons why Dark themes on smartphones have become so popular is because of how easy it is on the eyes. That automatically reduces eye strain. It also emits significantly less blue light. So, yes, you could say that the Dark theme is good for the eyes.

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  • vinell.lly says:


  • Samantha Simms says:

    The link worked but the download didn’t

  • WolfyCZE says:

    Method Dark mode for third-party apps also works on Realme (At least on Realme UI 2.0)

  • Muhammad says:

    Mo app appearance on Android 😥

  • JAY ALI🥰😍❤️ says:

    It worked daddy

  • Sreeram says:

    Force dark mode no showing

  • Steven says:

    No app appearance icon…

  • amezaram says:


  • Rusli says:


  • Siri Varshini says:

    Not their app appearance option in the snapchat

    • WolfyCZE says:

      Are u on latest version of Snapchat on iOS?

  • Izzah says:

    Yes its working 🤩🥳

  • Bhumika says:

    There is no app appearances

  • Darran Jones says:

    It’s not working

  • Selena Young says:

    My account been hack for 2 days I can’t seem to get in

  • Vaibhav says:

    Its not working

  • Hanna says:


  • Nura says:

    Thank you vere much

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