LinkedIn mobile app could soon get a dark mode makeover


LinkedIn will soon be getting a dark mode makeover for its mobile app, and all this was uncovered by renowned leaker and app researcher Jane Manchun Wong.

Wong, who is famous for leaking upcoming app features before they’re announced, fiddled with the app’s code to uncover an unfinished dark mode, which appears to be in development as only a couple of screens are available in this interface.

In reference to a screenshot she posted on Twitter, LinkedIn seems to have made good progress in revamping its UI, as most icons are now shown in white over a dark grey background. Although some elements such as icons and text are still displayed in black, revealing there’s still a little bit of tweaking to do before releasing this version to the public.

She notes that LinkedIn’s dark mode seems to be at an early stage in development, and not all elements have yet been adopted, and there’s no way to tell when the finished look will be rolled out.

“The time it takes to develop and release experimental features as this varies,” Wong said. “I am as curious about the release timeline of LinkedIn’s Dark Mode as you are!”

Therefore meaning that there’s no timeline regarding the app’s dark mode availability, as it can take a while to finish developing and testing it

Nowadays, the dark mode has become one of the most requested features, and it only makes sense that a growing number of companies are designing their apps accordingly. Such apps that LinkedIn is following in their footsteps are GoogleMicrosoft, and Facebook.

Last month, it was also discovered that Outlook for Android and iOS would also be receiving a dark mode.

Android Q is expected to bring system-wide dark mode capabilities onto handsets. This would allow users to switch all dark mode enabled apps at once from within the system settings, much like in Windows 10 and macOS Mojave. As for how these apps will fully incorporate dark mode has yet to be seen.