Google Chrome for Android now supports Dark Mode: Steps to enable feature

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 May 2019, 05:11 PM
Google dark mode (File photo)
Google dark mode (File photo)

Google recently released dark mode on Google Chrome with the latest update, Chrome 74. Dark mode is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, and Android users.

In a statement, Google stated that dark mode will be widely available soon but till then Android users can enable this feature on their devices through a workaround. Google further confirmed that the dark mode helps saves battery life on smartphones.

Importantly, the dark mode feature is available through Chrome flags, the experimental site for unreleased features. Google Chrome app should be updated to the latest version for this feature to work.

Steps to enable dark mode feature on Google Chrome:

  1. Firstly, open Google Chrome and type chrome://flags in the search bar.
  2. As soon as the page opens, type ‘Android Chrome’ in the text bar.
  3. Then set the option to ‘enabled’ for Android Chrome UI dark mode.
  4. Once you change this, click on the option to relaunch Chrome.
  5. After this, go to the settings menu and select dark mode.

It is to be noted that you may not see dark mode in the first attempt. Make sure to kill the app and try enabling the feature few times. Once done, you will see a dark Chrome background with the text bar and icons highlighted by a grayish accent.

The search giant will soon launch system-wide dark mode with the upcoming Android Q. Apple is also expected to roll out dark mode for iPhones with iOS 13 which will be announced next month at WWDC 2019.

Interestingly, apps like Twitter, Messenger and YouTube already offer dark mode on their platforms. On the other hand, WhatsApp is also testing dark mode on its app.

First Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 05:10 PM
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