Dark Mode has been a new trend for applications, especially for big companies apps such as, the Facebook Messenger. Now, Google, the search engine giant, has also joined in the trend, and they’ve come with a new update for their Google Chrome browser, which allows it’s users to enable Dark Mode for Google Chrome app on their Android devices.
Google Chrome Browser latest version for Android has been made available for the new dark mode theme, so you need not worry to download beta apps to try the dark mode theme. All you need do, is to enable a flag on your Chrome browser, and then toggle a setting. Though the Dark Mode feature is stable on Chrome, you should know that it’s still a beta feature, and as such, there are bugs that you might see in it. Now, let’s see how you can enable dark mode for Google Chrome browser on Android.
How to Enable Dark Mode for Google Chrome on Android
I’ve written an easy step by step guide on how you can easily enable dark mode for Google Chrome browser on your Android smartphone. You just need to follow up carefully. So let’s dig into it now!
STEP 1. Update to Chrome 74+
The first thing you need to do, is to update your Chrome browser to version 74 or above. If you’re not on the latest version of Google Chrome app, then you’ll not be able to enable Dark Mode on it. You can head over to Play Store and search for “Google Chrome” and then click on the Update button to get it updated. If your Android device have not got Play Store, then you can download via this link.
STEP 2. Enable the Flag
After updating, you should launch the app and type chrome://flags into the address bar, and then tap on the enter button. From there, search for “Android Chrome UI dark mode”, then tap on the box you find below, which is marked “Default”. Now, you should select “Enabled” from the pop-up menu that appears. Then, hit the “Relaunch Now” button when you’re done.
STEP 3. Enable Dark Mode
Now, after the Chrome app has successfully relaunched, you’ll still need to enable the dark mode for it. Now, click on the on the menu button which is at the upper-right corner of the screen, and then select “Settings” there, check well to see the “Dark Mode” option, then tap on it to enable the toggle on the following page which will then turn the feature on.
Par-adventure, the “Dark Mode” option didn’t show up in Chrome settings, then you should force close the application, open it again, and check settings again. This you should do until the Dark Mode option appears. At times, the option will only appear after force closing Chrome app multiple times.
STEP 4. Try Chrome Dark Mode
You can now enjoy the Google Chrome Dark Mode on the application after following the aforementioned procedures above. But, you should know that Chrome’s dark mode feature is not yet a finished product, and as such, there are still things that need to be ironed out before it can become an official feature for Chrome application on Android.
Currently, the dark mode feature on Chrome is stable only on Chrome’s interface, not websites, though this may change as the feature gets worked on. Dark Mode themes are interesting features for apps especially to those whom their eyes are strained from the white shiny light on their Android screen. I’ve now shown you how you can enable Dark mode for Google Chrome app on Android. Try it now, and give us a feedback if it works for you.