https://www.duolingo.com/profile/djskate2611

Dark mode

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering, it would be quite nice to have a dark mode on Duolingo (mobile and web versions). I have been using Duolingo a lot lately on my Nokia 5.1 and PC, and I absolutely love it (I joint Duolingo on 27.4.19, and in 6 days, I have 886 XP, no joke) but the bright whites on basically every page are starting to hurt my eyes a bit. I use dark mode on other apps like YouTube and Android Messages, and it looks really cool and helps my eyes too. So please, Duolingo staff, please add a dark mode.

From djskate2611 :)

May 1, 2019

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Well said, Bradley. My eyes start spinning after twenty minutes. A lingot coming your way.

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/djskate2611

Thanks!

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari620077

This will do the same, but for all websites. Not just Duolingo. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-reader/eimadpbcbfnmbkopoojfekhnkhdbieeh

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/djskate2611

Thanks so much. This is exactly what I needed.

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DannyBlanch_

It will be a great idea! Keep your streak by the way!!!

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/djskate2611

Thanks!

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IgneousGeologist

I totally agree! My eyes sometimes hurt after awhile one the site. Dark mode would be super helpful.

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Firetrix

I absolutly agree with you. I'm honestly amazed this website choose to go the complete opposite of current design standards in this regard. Never the less I'm greatful to the user who shared the Dark Reader Chrome extention a few weeks ago. It makes everything on this site much more enjoyable.

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElaTheDeveloper

Yeah! Something similar to the Monokai editor theme would look pretty sweet! It'd also smooth out the experience for me as I run dark mode on MacOS and essentially everything I use is in a dark theme.

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lazylion33

Agreed! Please add dark mode :D We need it!

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yopigous

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/31648540

^Good dark mode just for Duolingo

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RanvelSpar

Yes, I think it's a great idea! It's so hard to look at the screen for longer than 20 minutes! The dark theme is a great idea

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Solveds

It's hard for eyes. Dark theme would be nice

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hondow1234

Yeah I'm the same. Have a lingot! (keep your streak)

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ginasem

I think that’s a good idea. Personally, whenever I am reading something on a white background, I just make my darker until it feels comfortable and not burning my retinas. Can you just turn the lighting down on your phone and PC in the meantime? Btw the darker you keep you screen on your phone the longer your battery will last. Have it on bright and you will be constantly recharging. You probably already knew that. Sorry.

May 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peter_lingo

Indeed, dark mode would be welcome.

May 3, 2019

[deactivated user]

    basically just want to second this. I am kind of surpised that an app with the reach of duolingo doesn´t offer a "dark mode". Frankly, I would even call it standard to have one nowadays, and a rather obvious oversight to not have one.

    May 16, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ToasterBoat

    I agree!

    May 20, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otgreninja

    i realy think they should it will be sooooooo useful.

    June 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thxndr

    I understand and it would be nice, but in the time being before they add a dark mode, I would try adding this extension for pcs called darklingo (it's on stylus) I use it and it makes me not blinded

    July 22, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatchyPatchy

    On iOS I invert by triple clicking the home button. Creepy but my eyes feel better.

    August 10, 2019
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