The development team behind the LinkedIn app for Android seems to be working on a dark mode. The feature was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, an app researcher famous for leaking upcoming app features before they’re announced.
LinkedIn is working on Dark Mode!
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 13, 2019
As per Wong’s blog post, she discovered the feature while digging through the code within the app. While it’s clear from her screenshot that a lot of work has been put into it, she also notes that it “appears to be in an early stage of development,” as can be understood from some of the text and icons that remain dark on top of the dark background.
LinkedIn isn’t the only app getting its own dark makeover. Last month, it was discovered that Outlook for Android and iOS would also be receiving the same treatment.
As for how these apps will fully incorporate dark mode has yet to be seen. 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.
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