How to turn on Dark Mode on Reddit

Dark mode is essential for any web app or mobile app. Reddit launched dark mode on its website and app long ago, like major companies. 

Reddit website or app can detect your system theme and enable dark mode if your device uses dark mode. If you see the dark homepage but it disappears after logging in, it means dark mode is toggled off on your account. 

You can turn on dark mode on Reddit even if you use light mode on your device. You will need an account for that. 

Enable Dark Mode on the Reddit Website

Open a web browser such as Google Chrome and go to www.reddit.com. Log in to your Reddit account if you aren’t logged in. 

Click on your Reddit username

Click on your Reddit username at the top right corner of the menu bar. A menu appears on your screen. 

Turn on Dark Mode on Reddit

Toggle on Dark Mode from the menu. Instantly, Reddit will be dark. 

If you want to turn off dark mode anytime, click on the username and toggle off Dark Mode from the menu. 

You can’t change the theme without an account. If you browse Reddit anonymously in an incognito window, Reddit will apply the theme you use on your system. 

For example, if you use light mode on your Mac, visiting Reddit without an account will show it in light mode, and you can’t change that. 

Enable Dark Mode on the Reddit app

Years ago, smartphones didn’t have a built-in dark mode. Users had to depend on app developers to implement dark mode. 

Now smartphones come with dark mode, and apps can detect the system theme and offer users the theme they prefer. 

If you use light mode on your smartphone, here’s how you can turn on dark mode from the Reddit app:

Tap on Avatar

Open the Reddit app on your smartphone and tap on your avatar at the top right corner of the app.

Go to Reddit Settings

Tap on Settings from the menu that appears on your screen.

Click on Auto dark mode

Scroll down to the DARK MODE section and tap on the drop-down menu beside Auto Dark Mode.

Turn off auto dark mode

Select Off from the menu; it prevents Reddit from applying the system theme automatically. 

Dark mode Reddit app

Now, Toggle on Dark mode. Reddit app has two dark themes: Night and Midnight (AMOLED). Tap on the drop-down menu beside Dark theme and select your theme. 

Unlike the Reddit website, the anonymous mode on the app shows the dark theme by default. Even if you use light mode on your smartphone, it won’t work on Anonymous Mode. 

Conclusion

If your account has turned off dark mode, it doesn’t matter which theme your device uses; Reddit won’t be able to apply it. 

So, if you don’t see the dark theme by default, check your account’s settings and turn on dark mode. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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