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Reddit is one of the most popular social news sites on the internet. Here you will find many communities and forums where you can share meaningful conversations, read fascinating biographies, and make the most authentic connections. What makes most Reddit users continue to use the old Reddit is its minimalistic interface.
However, reading black text on an offensive white background both day and night can become boring and sore on the eyes. You can have meaningful conversations in a quiet and dark environment thanks to Reddit’s dark mode. This guide shares everything you need to know to enable dark mode on Old Reddit.
How to activate the old dark mode of Reddit?
There is no built-in dark mode for the good old Reddit. However, many Reddit users enable this feature. But for some, this feature may not be active yet. If that’s your case, don’t worry. There are alternative ways to enable dark mode on the old Reddit. You will need to install some browser extensions. If you use Google Chrome, Mozilla, Opera, or Microsoft Edge, here’s what to do:
- Install Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES) in your browser.
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2. Go to the old Reddit and sign in to your Reddit account.
3. Now tap on the RES extension to open it.
4. From the “RES Menu”, tap “Search Settings”.
5. Now, type “Dark Mode” and click on the Night Mode option.
6. Enable night mode and click “Save Options”.
Pro Tip: An extension called “Dark Reader” also works fine in Safari. But Dark Reader enables dark mode for all websites in your browser.
Benefits of using the old Reddit dark mode option
Using Reddit’s old dark mode option can provide several benefits, including:
- Reduction of eyestrain: Dark mode uses a dark color scheme to help reduce eye strain and fatigue when browsing Reddit for long periods of time, especially in dark environments.
- Better readability: Dark mode can improve the readability of text by reducing the contrast between the background and the text. This can make reading easier for some people, especially those with visual impairments.
- better sleep: Bright light from electronic screens, especially at night, can disrupt your natural sleep cycle. Using dark mode can reduce the amount of blue light emitted from the screen, which can help you sleep better.
- Aesthetic Appeal: Some people like dark mode because it can give Reddit a sleek and modern look.
In general, using Old Reddit’s dark mode can provide a more comfortable and visually appealing browsing experience for those who prefer a darker color scheme.
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