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Hello everyone,

Is there a free dark mode for the free version of Jira?

I found this article:

But it looks like you have to pay. Also, per the article's directions, I can't find "add-ons" in the free Jira settings. Does anyone know where that is? 


Thank you!!

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Amira Badran Atlassian Team Dec 07, 2022

Hello Community

Just dropping in because we have some huge news to share… we’re delivering an early access preview of our highest requested feature, a dark theme (and a new light theme as well) to Jira Cloud products.

We’ll be providing early access to themes in Jira labs, which means you get to test it out early and help us make the feature the best it can be. Once you’ve opted in to the experience, you’ll be able to switch between our new light and dark themes. We really need to call out that this is still a work in progress and you can opt out at any time.

DM roadmap.png

How to opt in to the new themes

The feature is available via Jira Labs on your Personal settings page. If you’d like to try it out:

  1. Go to Settings > Personal Jira settings
  1. Scroll down the page to Jira labs.
  1. Opt in to Light and dark themes using the toggle.


At any point, you can return to the original Jira colors by opting out of Light and dark themes, just switch the toggle back off.

The majority of our products are looking pretty sweet in the new themes, but there are a few bits and bobs that are definitely a work in progress, such as Marketplace apps. It won’t affect all our users, but depending on your setup, those areas might look a little odd during the early access period.

If you find parts of Jira that don’t look quite right with the new themes, please give us feedback through the Share your feedback button on your Personal settings page.


More info on what to expect can be found here

For Marketplace Partners, please read how to migrate all of your Apps to Dark Theme here


Thank you!

Amira Badran

Product Manager, Jira Software

Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 08, 2022

Great news!

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John Funk Community Leader Dec 02, 2020

Hi Connie - There is no out of the box Dark Mode for Jira Cloud right now. 

Search for the Atlassian Marketplace for add-ons

Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 02, 2020

The only dark mode option is with the Jira Mac desktop app. 

Yes, and...  There are several suggestions to add this feature, which you may review and vote for at the linked items below:

Best regards,


Hi everyone, thanks for the responses! 

I found the add on "Dark Mode" and tried to follow the instructions to install it, but am not sure where "Add-Ons" is in Jira Cloud settings (see directions image below).

dark mode directions.PNGAny tips? Thank you!

Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 02, 2020

Those instructions, and the app are for Server only. For cloud you don't download anything since your instance is in the cloud. First you need to have permissions to add apps. Click on Apps in the menu bar then Find new apps. Now unfortunately what you will not find there is any dark mode apps for Cloud.

Hi Jack,


Thanks so much for letting me know!


I'll just have to deal with light mode in the meantime, but that's okay :)




When was they selling Dark modes?

And at $10, that's pretty dark.

Jack Brickey Community Leader Jan 13, 2021


darkmode is only available when using Mac desktop client.

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