inkedIn 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.
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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.