Let’s Have A Chat If You Don’t Like The Dark Mode

October 14, 2019

The dark mode has been on the news for months, each report drawing more people to it. It’s the newest sensation, especially since it took a chunk of coverage in the iOS 13 and Android 10 OS roll-outs, and let’s not forget that it is on Windows 10 and MacOS as well. Quite frankly, it is worth all the hype.

I mean, look at this.

Apps are not missing out in the fun and everything it brings either. Twitter has had a dark mode option for some time, Instagram joined the “gang” last year.

https://twitter.com/mosseri/status/1181361666992115719

Now, WhatsApp has decided to bless us with this cool feature too.

Besides its dramatic look and feel, enhancing the aesthetics of your display and all, the dark mode is supposed to be “easy on the eyes” and improve battery life. While these claims are not exactly accurate, they don’t take anything from the transformation the dark mode brings to your devices, which is exactly why people are going crazy about it.

I know, right! I know!

However, there are also people like this:

I understand everyone has their preferences, but this stuff has already become a dichotomy of sorts, or I wouldn’t be writing this  – something reminiscent of the Lagos Mainland-Island, Nigeria Jollof-Ghana Jollof divide.

Anyways, I am leaning towards the dark side, so you may think this is biased, but I think if you don’t like the dark mode, it is due to one or more of the following reasons:

You are scared of change

You don’t really like change. You feel if something is not broken, there is no need to fix it. Besides, the last person who promised you “Change” turned out to be a huge letdown and is now riding on some next level waves. I respect that. The light mode works well for you, so you want to stick with it forever.

But just open your mind a little and let the darkness filter in. Believe me, it doesn’t have anything to do with the devil, and it is not going to condemn you to an eternity in hell. It’s just a really cool thing. Embrace it, friend, embrace it.

You have a different idea of aesthetics

I can also understand this. How does that saying go again? Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. If you feel that it is not as aesthetically-pleasing as everyone keeps saying, fine do it your way. But if your mind changes at some point, don’t hesitate to join this team – no judgments here and we’d like to add one more member to the team.

You feel it’s a bandwagon thing

You want to like it, but the hype around it makes you doubt if you really want it. More importantly, you think about what that makes you — someone who can’t think for himself and let faceless people on the internet do it for him? So, you have conditioned your mind not to like it. If it is a trend, you’re not jumping on it because you’re different. Leemao. Why so serious, dear?

You Are Simply A HATER

Well, I don’t think I need to say anything here. But you should know that I will be praying for you.

Anyway, while the dark mode is not the best thing since sliced bread, it is a refreshing change. So, some of us will stick to it and enjoy the heck out of it – at least until the next cool feature comes on.

Cheers!

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