Yes, it's here: Dark Mode is finally available to all Strava users

The wait is over!

Strava app screenshots featuring the new modes announced at Camp Strava 2024
(Image credit: Strava)

Just over a month ago, Strava announced a ton of feature updates coming to the popular training platform, but we had to wait until today for the most requested feature to become available to the masses.

Yes, people, Dark Mode is finally available to all!

As you might recall, the fitness giant unveiled an array of cutting-edge features at Camp Strava 2024, designed to elevate your workout experience.

Leading the charge are AI-driven route recommendations, training insights, and leaderboard cleanup. Another notable update is that Segments can now also get the official verified badge.

Strava also introduced more female-centric features, including Night Heatmaps and Quick Edit, ensuring a sense of safety when exercising outdoors, especially after dark.

Of course, the pièce de résistance of all new features is the Dark Mode, which aims to enhance the in-app experience by reducing eye strain and providing a comfortable viewing experience suitable for both daytime and nighttime activities.

To enable Strava's dark mode, you must first ensure you have the latest version of the Strava app installed.

Navigate to the “You” tab and tap on the settings icon located at the top right corner of the screen. In the “Preferences” section, select “Appearance” and then choose your preferred option: Default, which matches your mobile device's setting, Light mode, or Dark mode.

You can customise your experience by selecting from options such as "Always Dark," "Always Light," or syncing with their device settings, offering greater flexibility and personalisation tailored to individual preferences.

For more info about the new features and to sign up for a free account, head over to Strava today.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.