Google launched system stage darkish theme final yr with the Android 10 launch, however not all app builders have gotten on board — not even Google’s personal default keyboard app. Indicators of a change got here in an app teardown final week. Now, the newest beta replace exhibits us that Gboard is testing new keyboard theme choices that assist computerized mild/darkish mode switching primarily based on the present system theme.
In model 126.96.36.1990679808 of the Gboard beta, customers will have the ability to select between three new default themes: default mild, default darkish, and system auto. Deciding on the “system auto” possibility presents a message saying that the looks will comply with system settings — no extra blindingly brilliant typing in the dead of night! There are plenty of other tweaks together with the addition of the Google Sans typeface.
Till now, Gboard would comply with the system theme solely in case you had by no means personalized the keyboard’s look. Even one thing as fundamental as including borders across the keys would cease the app from switching when nighttime rolled round. Fortunately, this upcoming replace will repair these frustrations, however it’s nonetheless type of annoying that the inventory Pixel keyboard had solely been supporting a Pixel system characteristic by way of hacky workarounds.
You possibly can be a part of the Gboard beta program now, or control APK Mirror for the APK to indicate up.