Dark mode available for Calendar and Keep on Android

Google Calendar and Keep will now support Dark mode on Android.

 
Dark mode for Google Calendar. 
 
 
Dark mode for Google Keep. 

Who’s impacted

End users.

Why you’d use it

Dark mode is a popular feature that’s frequently requested by Calendar and Keep users. It creates a better viewing experience in low-light conditions by reducing brightness.

How to get started

  • Admins: No action required.
  • End users: 
    • Calendar 
      • Enable Dark mode by going to Settings > General > Theme. 
    •  Keep Enable 
      • Dark mode by going to Settings > Enable Dark Mode.

Additional details

Both Calendar and Keep apps need to be updated to the latest version of the app to see this feature.

Calendar 
Dark mode for Calendar will be supported on devices with Android N+ (i.e. Nougat and more recent releases).

Android Q users can set their OS to Dark mode, which means Calendar and all other apps will be in Dark mode by default. If users do not have their OS set to Dark mode, they can enable Dark mode in Calendar’s settings (see above).

For pre-Android-Q devices, users will be able to configure Calendar to go into Dark Mode when the device enters battery saving mode.

Keep 
Dark mode for Keep will be supported on devices with Android L-P. For these devices, Dark mode can be enabled from Keep’s settings (see above).

For Android Q devices, Dark will be on by default if the OS is set to Dark mode. Or, it can be enabled in Keep’s settings (see above).

Availability

Rollout details 

  • Calendar: 
    • Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on May 16, 2019.
  •  Keep: 
    • Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on May 20, 2019. G Suite editions Available to all G Suite editions.

On/off by default? 

  • Calendar:
    • For Android N – P, Dark mode will be OFF by default and can be enabled in Calendar settings (see above).
    • For Android Q, this feature will be ON by default when the OS is set to Dark mode or can be enabled in Calendar settings (see above).
  •  Keep: 
    • For Android L – P, this feature will be OFF by default and can be enabled in Keep settings (see above).
    • For Android Q, this feature will be ON by default when the OS is set to Dark mode or can be enabled in Keep settings (see above).