We are happy to share that the Duo Mobile app for Android will soon feature a dark theme. This feature will be available in Duo Mobile for Android version 3.29.0, which will be released on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. iOS users, don’t fret! A dark mode for the iOS version of the app is coming soon.
As with many other apps’ dark themes, this long-awaited functionality is intended to make the app easier to use in low-light conditions and for users with sensitive eyesight. It can also help save battery life by illuminating fewer pixels.
Here are a few screenshots to give you an idea of what this will look like:
For devices running Android Q (10.0), which is planned to be released this month, it is dependent upon the “Dark Theme” setting located in the Quick Settings dropdown menu.
Dark theme will be enabled or disabled based on the user’s system settings. On devices running Android Pie (9.0), whether or not it appears is primarily dependent upon whether the user has battery saver mode enabled. Note that only certain devices are firmware-enabled to support dark theme when battery saver mode is enabled and the system-wide “dark” setting in Android Pie has no impact on whether dark theme is utilized on user apps.
Also included in version 3.29.0 of Duo Mobile for Android are some slight design tweaks to the general appearance of the app outside of dark mode. The color of buttons and backgrounds throughout the app will change slightly, along with the color and size of text elements. Here is an example of the “tweaked” look in the “light” or regular theme:
We hope that you all like these changes and updates. Please let us know if you have any questions!