LinkedIn Launches ‘Dark Mode’ on Mobile and Desktop.
LinkedIn has finally jumped on board the dark mode bandwagon, introducing the alternative display option in both its mobile app and on its desktop today.
As you can see, the new dark mode for the LinkedIn app brings a distinct color palette to the app, which both offer a different perspective and makes it easier on the eyes in low-light conditions.
That is, after all, the main goal of dark mode tools.
While many people mistake dark mode tools for a new skin on their favorite applications’ normal UI, the actual
goal of dark mode tools is to reduce exposure to blue light.
In the daytime, blue light displays assist to enhance device readability; but, in low-light conditions, blue light may
cause your brain to cease generating melatonin, causing sleep cycles to be disturbed and making it difficult to
fall and remain asleep.
And, with so many of us now checking our phones in bed before going to bed, this is a major issue – in fact, data indicates that the proportion of people who get fewer than six hours of sleep each night has risen by 31% since 1985.
It’s not simply a new, brighter display, but that’s part of it.
LinkedIn’s dark mode option focuses on two important aspects, according to the company.
Dark mode complies with accessibility guidelines, including color and contrast features that minimize eye strain and account for light sensitivity.
To accommodate the overall bright to dark backdrop contrast, we modified specific colors inside the dark mode design to meet or surpass color contrast ratios for improved text readability and user interface controls.
We also used this occasion to develop dark mode versions of our drawings, which are designed to work in conjunction with the dark mode experience.
These drawings depict professionals from a broad range of sectors and disciplines outside of tech, and they reflect people of all abilities and backgrounds, bringing our dynamic and varied LinkedIn community to life.
The change is part of LinkedIn’s larger effort to make its platform more inclusive and accessible, which includes, among other things, better text scaling procedures, optimum device orientation switching, and updated page reflow.
All of the main social media applications, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat,
Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, TikTok, and Pinterest, currently have or are exploring dark mode options.
It, whether you prefer Darth Vader over Luke Skywalker, or just prefer a good night’s sleep, you can now do so on
almost all of your favorite social apps.
LinkedIn’s dark mode will be available to all users starting today, with no firm date set for a complete rollout.
NOTE: LinkedIn also recommends that Company Page Managers double-check their brand logos in the new dark