It is quite common that mobile applications or system features allow the Android user to set up a dark mode. This is useful for at least two aspects.
First, it saves the user’s eyes, especially at night, when the white elements on the display make our eyesight more tired. Secondly, with OLED displays, the battery consumption is more gentle because the pixels showing black can be turned off.
Dark mode has recently added multiple applications to its settings, including applications from Google. For example, YouTube already allows the dark mode in both the app and its web version. Another such application is the Google Chrome web browser.
If you want to switch Google Chrome to dark mode, first make sure you have this app or its beta version 74 and above. If so, do the following:
- Type chrome: // flags in the URL line where you enter the Internet address and confirm.
- Then, type Dark mode in the search box that appears.
- Chrome should offer you two items. Android web contents dark mode to launch dark web interface mode and Android Chrome UI dark mode to launch Chrome GUI.
- To run them, select Enabled and press Relaunch Chrome App to restart the application.
- Consequently, the startup mode should be dark and you should also be able to enable it in the application settings.