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How to activate dark theme mode on Google Keyboard ( Gboard ) mobile phone android app

Gboard or Google keyboard app now supports dark theme mode.

You have certainly noticed a rise in a dark theme mode lately in tech news.

Most phones now support OLED panels, which use less power to display darker colors thus preserving the battery life of the phones.

Google is very active in dark themes. They are working on a system wide dark theme mode for Android 10.

They have actively added the feature to many of their apps, including Messages and the Phone app.

Adding this new feature to Gboard is important for dark theme users.

Many of us, the virtual keyboard is always open as we tweet, message, post, and send emails.

So making it dark can potentially save a lot of battery life.

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Dark them mode for Gboard


Let us see how to activate dark theme mode on GBoard or google keyboard app

Once installed, you need to access the settings menu for Gboard

Open up the virtual keyboard and long press the comma key button, then slide your finger over to the settings icon that appears and let go.

In the newly opened interface. click on themes option.

As soon as you click the themes option you will see many colorful themes here like solid colors, landscape themes, light gradient themes, darl gradient themes, etc.

Choose any one and click on the apply option here. That's it. Now you can type as much as you want and also preserve battery life at the same time. This makes your phone more energy efficient.

At any time you can change this theme by just long pressing the comma key and then choosing a setting icon.

This will open the setting page here. Now click on themes and in this user interface you can choose different themes that suits you the best.

You can also access the themes option through phones settings. First, go to the settings page of your phone and now scroll down a little bit and click on the language and input option .

Now in the newly opened user interface click on virtual keyboard option. In the virtual keyboard page, you will see different keyboards that are installed on your phone.

Choose Gboard from here. In the google keyboard settings page click on themes option. This will open the different theme's colors and types that you can choose from. So this was the technology news about google keyboard

You can see different types of dark themes here. 

Here is a youtube video for step by step instructions : How to enable dark theme mode in Gboard android app

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