Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

LinkedIn Adds Dark Mode Feature

Mon 13 Sep 2021 | 10:53 PM
Omnia Ahmed

LinkedIn rolled out the 'dark mode' feature to all members worldwide Monday, affirming that it was a “highly requested” addition to the major redesign it debuted last September.

The professional network said its team took “a thoughtful approach” to ensure that the new feature took accessibility and inclusivity considerations into account, enabling all users to take advantage.

Astonishingly, the new dark mode feature meets accessibility standards, with color and contrast elements that help reduce eye strain and keep in mind light sensitivities.

LinkedIn revealed that it adjusted certain colors to meet or exceed color contrast ratios for better text legibility and user interface controls, in order to accommodate the overall light to dark background contrast.

The platform also introduced dark mode versions of its illustrations to complement the experience, saying in an email to Adweek, “These illustrations capture a wide variety of industries and fields beyond tech and represent professionals of all abilities of backgrounds, bringing to life our vibrant and perse LinkedIn community.”