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Enable Dark Mode in Chrome (Android)

Now a days most of the developers are offering dark mode in their apps. The reason is that the dark mode is more safer to view in night and low lights. With the excessive usage of smartphones these days, the smartphones are becoming very dangerous for your brain and also for your eyes. Dark mode interfaces are more friendly on your eyes. Today, we will show you how you can enable dark mode in chrome for android.

Google has been working on their apps to continuously improve them for their users. Google adds new features to ‘chrome’ behind the scenes, which is called the flags. For those uninitiated, Chrome Flags is a section in chrome browser where google adds new features for testing and development purpose. Google has been testing the Dark Mode for chrome but it is not publicly available yet. But it is hidden in the Chrome flags. You can enable from it. Once this feature is publicly rolled out, then it will be available in ‘settings’ section of chrome for all the users.

Enable Dark Mode in Chrome Flags

First of all, we will enable the dark mode from the chrome flags, after which the option will appear in the settings of the chrome browser. Once the option is available you can toggle it on or off to switch between dark mode and light mode.

Requirement : Make sure that you are using Chrome version 74 or higher. If not, update it to latest version of chrome from play store.

Launch Chrome browser.

Type the below text in the address bar :

chrome://flags

Search for ‘Dark‘ in the search field. You will see two results titled ‘Android web contents dark mode’ and ‘Android Chrome UI dark mode’.

The option ‘Android Chrome UI dark mode’ is to make the interface dark. Only the title bar, header, address bar gets the dark mode. And the option ‘Android web contents dark mode’ will make the entire browser change to dark mode including the contents, background and everything.

Tap and choose to Enable in both the options. Once you enable, you will be asked to relaunch the browser. Tap on the ‘Relaunch Now’ button.

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Enable Dark Mode in Chrome (Android)

Now once you have enabled the dark mode in Chrome flags, the dark mode option will be available in the settings of the chrome browser. Tap on the three dots on the top right corner of the browser. Select ‘Settings‘ and you will find ‘Dark Mode’ option available, which was not present earlier. Open it and enable the option to apply dark mode in chrome browser.

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If you do not see the option even after enabling it from chrome flags, just force stop the browser and relaunch it. You can do this by going to your device’s Settings > Apps & notifications > Chrome and tap the ‘Force Stop’ button.

There are still some improvements to be made in the dark mode, like the black text or grey text on dark grey background is not clearly visible. Another improvement to be made is the tab switcher page where titles are dark black on a dark grey background.

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