Snapchat provides this feature, nearly two years after the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, which included the native dark mode built into the system.
Snapchat began testing the dark mode theme via the app late last year with a small group of iOS users.
And in the meantime, if you have an iPhone, take advantage of the new dark mode which makes the whole experience better in many ways, especially while chatting with someone and the white background causes your eyes to tire.
3 kinds of appearance
Snapchat offers 3 different types of appearance modes for iOS users to choose from.
The first mode keeps the app’s dark theme regardless of the default iOS theme.
While the second mode has the light feature of the app, the third mode matches the iOS setting.
Steps to activate dark mode
With simple steps, Snapchat users can try the new dark mode, where they should download and run the application first, then click on your account picture in the upper left.
After that, the user must press the settings button in the top right, and select the appearance, to be followed by choosing the Match System, Always Light or Always Dark.
A surprise awaits Android users
If you use an Android device, Snap has made it clear that dark mode will be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.
Snap reaped the benefits of creating a Snapchat application for the Android system with full potential, as the company announced in its earnings report that its user base mostly uses Android instead of iOS.
YouTube and Instagram competition
In a move that enables it to compete more with TikTok and Instagram, Snap announced its commitment to bringing music to the Snapchat platform.
The company said that it now allows all iOs users around the world, in addition to clips of songs before or after the snapshots.
This feature is available to users in New Zealand and Australia before, and the company said last August that it will bring music to more regions this fall, according to the Arab portal for technical news.
Snap did not mention when this new feature will be available on Android devices.
She said she is testing allowing people to make their own voices and add them to shots, and this feature will be rolled out globally in the coming months.
And Snapchat still lacks a feed like TikTok that pushes music content massively to users.
Instead, Snapchat focuses on its partnerships with major publishers and the tightening of social ties between users.
And if someone receives a shot with audio, they can swipe up to view the album art, song title and artist name.
He can also click on the “Play this song” link to listen to the full song on other streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud.
Snap did not explain the size of its music list other than describing it as strong and coordinated.
It says its licensing deals cover songs from Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music and others.
Snap was generally late to bring music to its platform, as Instagram introduced music posters for stories in 2019, and the (Reels) feature was introduced last August.
TikTok continued to gain adolescents and young adults, which means that Snap may lose its advantage if those users stick to TikTok instead of publishing via Snapchat.
And Snap needs to bring music to its platform to keep up with its competitors and stay relevant, even if only iOS users can access it in the beginning.
Snapchat has 238 million daily active users as of the end of June 2020.