How to enable the new dark mode in Google Chrome for Android

Many were waiting for dark mode for the most popular browser on Android, and then, finally, in the latest update Google has added a mobile version of Chrome long-awaited “Dark Mode”. Now to use the smartphone became a bit more comfortable, because most of the time we use it to access the Internet. Especially comfortable was to use the browser at night because there is no need to turn on night mode for reading or other similar settings, and also I believe that the best way affects the duration of the operation of the mobile device.

However, to enable dark mode on Chrome on Android requires to do a few extra steps than you would expect, since this feature is still in test mode and has not completed, so for the moment may appear some mistakes in her work. However, we can’t help but rejoice in the fact that the opportunity finally became available.

How to enable dark mode for Chrome on Android

First, option “Dark Mode” is displayed in the Chrome settings, you must have the Chrome version 74 or higher. Just check the version of your application and download the latest update from Google Play. As soon as the update, proceed with the following steps:

  1. In the address bar, the application Chrome, enter “chrome://flags” without the quotes. This will open a page with special setup where you need to work some magic to enable the options “Dark Mode” in basic settings of the browser.
  2. Tap in the search box at the top of the screen and then search for the option “Android UI Chrome dark mode”, which should display before you select an option.
  3. Tap the drop-down list of a parameter and change its setting from “default” to “enabled” and then restart Chrome.
  4. When the app opens again, call settings menu by tapping on the corresponding icon, and then go to “Settings” > “Dark Mode”. Push the switch into the active position, and Chrome will automatically switch to the new dark theme. If you can’t find the option for dark mode in the menu even after enabling it in the advanced settings, try again to restart the app (may need several restarts to display options).

Of course, you don’t have to mess around with advanced settings in Chrome to force to appear in the menu the option “Dark Mode” when the final version of the new dark mode will be available in Chrome on Android but at the moment it is the only way to enable dark mode.

“Dark Mode” is still not completed to the end, so not all pages are displayed in the new version. For example, the search results are still displayed on a white background. Similarly, you may notice that some elements of the text or page is displayed correctly when enabled dark mode. These minor bugs will likely be fixed in the final version, but you can always disable the “Dark Mode” in the settings if you it the bugs are too annoying.

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