After a system-wide Dark Mode has been available in macOS for almost a year now, Slack is starting to roll out its own dark mode today for its desktop apps including macOS. The update comes after Slack for iOS gained a dark theme earlier this spring.

Reported by The Verge, Slack is rolling out its dark mode starting today for macOS, Windows, and Linux. Dark theme variants are arriving for all of the current Slack themes. Notably, the dark themes extend to the sidebar as well.

Accessibility Product Manager for Slack, George Zamfir, told The Verge:

“Dark Mode is an important feature for lots of people,” explains George Zamfir, an accessibility product manager at Slack. “It’s helpful for working at night or in low-light, and we know many need it for accessibility reasons like visual impairments, migraines or other visual disorders.”

And, of course, dark mode is also popular for users who don’t need it from an accessibility perspective and will be excited to be able to have Slack match the rest of their dark theme-enabled apps.

One downside, the new Slack desktop app dark themes don’t respect the macOS system-wide Dark Mode setting.

How to use Slack’s macOS dark themes

Look out for an update for Slack’s macOS app today and/or you may need relaunch the app to see the new dark themes.

  • To change themes, head to Slack’s Preferences > Sidebar > Theme.

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