Introducing dark mode on Pinterest


Today we’re launching dark mode, a new feature that darkens the Pinterest interface across the app on both iOS and Android. We hear from many Pinners that Pinterest is how they end their days — by looking at inspirational plans and calming Pins before dozing off (relaxing videos are up 474% and searches for calming phone backgrounds are up 77%). We’ve also heard though, that the white background can be too bright when they’re winding down with recipes, dream travels and latest fashion finds.

When we’re building new products, we look to requests from Pinners, and dark mode (similar to recently launched Group Board updates) has been at the top of the list. And so we’re giving Pinners around the world the option to flip Pinterest to dark mode, which can be easier on the eyes, better for nighttime browsing and in some cases, helpful with battery life.

To enable dark mode on Pinterest on iOS, go to your phone’s settings and select “Display & Brightness”, then the dark mode option. The Pinterest app will follow your device’s theme by default. On Android, select dark mode via your Pinterest app settings or through your phone’s settings. 

This feature is launching globally now on the latest versions of Pinterest on iOS and Android.