10 Latest Dark Mode Email Statistics to Understand

ByFalak Preet Kaur


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Dark mode has become increasingly popular among people in recent years. Its your time to shine in your email campaigns by making them darker. In this guide, you will understand the importance of dark emails with key dark mode email statistics and their impact on email marketing metrics.

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How do we collect this data?

We compiled these statistics from credible sources, including reputable platforms like Statista, as well as comprehensive marketing reports from various renowned email marketing platforms. Our commitment to data accuracy ensures the reliability of the information we provide.

10 dark mode email statistics

How effective are dark mode emails? These statistics will help you understand how dark mode emails can improve your user experience and how marketers have been using dark mode for their email campaigns.

  1. Most email clients use light mode, about 74% in April 2022 (Source: Litmus).

  2. 34% of users use dark mode for opening emails as of August 2022 (Source: Litmus).

  3. In December 2020, very few emails (0.35%) were optimized for dark mode, but by July 2022, this number increased to almost 5% (Source: Litmus).

  4. When email marketers design for dark mode, 62% of them always test their emails before sending them (Source: Mailjet).

  5. Many email marketers, 44%, want to incorporate dark mode into their email production, and 28% plan to start doing so (Source: Mailjet).

  6. Dark mode gained popularity in 2018 (for Apple) and 2019 (for iOS, Gmail, and others) (Source: Litmus).

  1. About 34% of email opens in August 2022 used Dark Mode, according to Litmus' Trends in Email Engagement report (Source: Litmus).

  2. B2C brands (48%) are more likely to optimize for dark mode compared to B2B brands (39%) (Source: Mailjet).

  3. A survey found that 43% of respondents had trouble optimizing logos and images for dark-mode emails (Source: Mailjet).

  4. While only 7.5% of people use dark mode in Apple Mail, nearly 37% have adopted it on their iOS devices (Source: Email Uplers).

Wrap up

Dark mode can be a super amazing way to improve the user experience of your emails and impress your subscribers. These dark mode email statistics are proof of how effective it is for businesses and how marketers want to implement it. If you think any of these statistics are inaccurate or irrelevant in any form or if you want to submit any relevant statistics, please email us at

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