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Google Pay gets dark mode in new update

Google Pay has gone dark. (Source: Google)
Google Pay has gone dark. (Source: Google)
Google's Pay app has a new update with a dark mode. This means it joins a group of additional Android services that have this new feature. The trend is being adopted in preparation for the next major upgrade for this mobile OS.

One of the most prominent esthetic changes coming with Android 10 is a system-wide dark mode. Accordingly, many Google apps that are often present in the OS by default are gaining the option to activate the same, so that they can match the UI when the overall upgrade takes effect. Pay is the latest example of these to do so.

This feature applies to Google Pay 2.96 (or v2.96.264233179 to be exact) and all newer versions hereafter. It mainly functions to make the background of every app page (in which a user can use, view and organize payment options, vouchers and other forms of fiduciary worth) a uniform dark color. Android Police, a blog that has spotted the update, observes that this color is a bluish gray rather than black.

The new dark mode in Pay can be activated manually, or set to automatic when battery is low on the device in question. A user can access this update by waiting for it to be pushed via the Google Play Store. Alternatively, it may be sideloaded following a download from APKMirror.

Some screenshots from the new version of Google Pay. (Source: Android Police)
Some screenshots from the new version of Google Pay. (Source: Android Police)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08-25 (Update: 2019-08-25)