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Google Calendar and Google Keep get dark mode on Android

Google Keep in Dark Mode on a Pixel 3 XL
Google Keep in Dark Mode on a Pixel 3 XL (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Google Calendar and Google Keep are getting dark modes on Android.
  • Available with the latest available app update.
  • The rollout could take up to 15 days.

Over the last few months, Google's been steadily adding an official dark mode to more and more of its apps. Following the likes of Google Messages, News, Contacts, and others, Google's now announced dark modes for Calendar and Keep.

In the next few days, you should receive an update for both the Google Calendar and Google Keep Android apps that will add the new dark mode functionality. To enable dark mode in Calendar, you'll go to Settings -> General -> Theme. If you're using Keep, the process is Settings -> Enable Dark Mode.

Dark mode for Google Calendar will work on devices running Android Nougat or higher, whereas Keep's dark mode works for Android Lolipop and above.

If you don't see an update for either app in the Play Store right away, don't worry. Google started pushing out Calendar's dark mode update on May 16 and Keep's began making its way to users on May 20. In both cases, Google says it can take up to 15 days for the updates to reach everyone.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

5 Comments
  • Whoo! Keep em coming!
  • Wow, how long I've waited for this!
  • Still waiting on them to put the option, back, to use Google Keep as the shopping list in Google Assistant.
  • Not seeing the option in Keep and I am on V 5.19.19
  • I have the dark mode option in Keep on my Nougat powered Huawei tablet, but not my OG Pixel, same app version 🙄