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Dark mode

Dark Mode minimizes the luminance emitted by your device screen, and in turn, reduces eye strain, especially while you’re using Wattpad in dark environments. Now, you can read comfortably to your heart’s desire whatever the time of day or night, plus get the extra advantage of saving battery power when you can’t put down those edge-of-your-seat chapters. 

If you have an iOS or Android device, once you have updated your app to version 8.64, Wattpad will follow your device’s dark or light setting. If you already have Dark Mode enabled on your device, Wattpad will also have Dark Mode enabled when you launch the app.

You can set the mode of your reading page independently of your app settings. To change how your reading page is displayed, please check: Reading Settings. You can also check additional resources to set up your preferred device or assistive technology to access Wattpad. 

Select a platform for more details:

On iOS and AN

Dark Mode is only supported on devices using iOS 13 or later.

To switch between Dark Mode and Light Mode, you can either: 

  1. Go to your  Settings app
  2. Go to Display and brightness 
  3. Select 'Dark' and go back to the Wattpad app.

OR manually change modes within the Wattpad app:

  1. Tap on  Settings from your profile.
  2. Select “Dark Mode” in the menu, and choose to turn it on, off, or automatically mirror your device settings.

On Web - Not available 

Dark Mode is not currently available on the desktop or mobile web version of Wattpad. We’re working to bring the Dark Mode experience to the Web but while we do, we suggest a few ways to turn your browser into dark mode. 

There are a few third-party extensions* that you can enable on Chrome. You’d need to download the Chrome browser first, then, visit the Chrome web store and enter ‘Dark Mode’ in the search bar on the top left corner. A list of options will populate, select one, and proceed to follow the instructions accordingly. Please note Wattpad does not provide support for these 3rd Party extensions

*Third-Party extensions may have their own terms and conditions of use and privacy policies and your use of these Third-Party extensions will be governed by and subject to such terms and conditions and privacy policies. You understand and agree that Wattpad does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for the behavior, features, or content of any Third Party extension or transaction you may enter into with the provider of any such Third-Party service, nor does warrant the compatibility or continuing compatibility of the Third-Party extensions.

If you’re having trouble changing your settings to dark mode, please submit a Support request to us. You can submit a request by clicking ‘Fix a problem / Contact us’ to the right of or below this article.


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