Clubhouse is finally getting a dark mode for late-night chat sessions

Clubhouse Dark Mode Header
Clubhouse Dark Mode Header (Image credit: Clubhouse)

What you need to know

  • Clubhouse is rolling out a dark mode for its iPhone app.
  • Users will be able to choose dark mode manually or have the app select it based on their iPhone system settings.
  • The new dark mode feature begins its rollout on April 14.

Voice chat app Clubhouse has announced that it is bringing dark mode to its iPhone app for the first time, making it easier to save your retinas from being destroyed when opening the app in a darkened room.

The new feature isn't actually available yet, however, with Clubhouse saying that dark mode will begin rolling out to users from Thursday, April 14. That means you'll need to wait until tomorrow at least — and perhaps a little beyond. Clubhouse notes that it could "take us a couple of days to update everybody" which means you might just need to be a little patient.

The feature itself will offer people the chance to have dark mode follow their iPhone device settings or set it manually, whatever works for them.

It's exactly what you'd expect — light, but not too light, text on a velvety dark background. This makes it easier for night owls to hang on Clubhouse until the wee hours of the morning (and might save your battery life a bit, too).You can turn it on by going to settings and selecting "dark mode". From there, you have the option of "Always Dark Mode" or "User Device Settings," a.k.a. matching whatever your phone is doing at that moment.

Clubhouse remains the best iPhone app at what it does despite competition from the likes of Twitter and Spotify. The addition of a dark mode is very welcome, let's just hope that rollout doesn't take too long!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.