Everything about the way we interact with the internet is dark nowadays.
The surface web is no longer white and brimming with light and for Google, it isn’t too late to join the party.
Dark mode is the new craze and slowly but surely, the internet is going to permanently do away with its flagship ‘white’ theme.
According to Tech Radar, Google is next in line to implement this feature and we have gathered a concise ‘How-To for Dummies‘ guide on how you can activate dark mode.
How to activate dark mode for Google and other apps
Chrome dark mode for Windows 10
- Go to ‘Settings’ on Windows menu
- Choose ‘Personalization’
3, Click ‘Colors’ and scroll down to the switch marked ‘Choose your default app mode’
- Select ‘Dark’
Once you have selected this, all apps with a native dark mode, including Chrome, will change colour.
Chrome dark mode for macOS
- Open ‘System Preferences’
- Click ‘General’
- Select ‘Appearance’
- Select the ‘Dark’ option and all apps with a native dark mode will change automatically.
Chrome dark mode for Android
This feature is still in beta mode Chrome Android, so expect some design elements to look a little strange.
To activate it:
- Enter chrome://flags in the browser’s address bar
- Tap the ‘Search flags’ box and enter the word ‘dark’. Y
- You’ll find two options: ‘Android web contents dark mode’ and ‘Android Chrome UI dark mode’.
- If you activate the first option: Chrome will detect if a site’s developers have created a dark version and select it automatically. If there’s no dark version available, the browser will invert the site’s colours. Activating the second option means that the browser interface itself will turn dark.
- Tap the drop-down menu under each of these options and change the setting to ‘Activated’, then restart Chrome.
- Now open the settings menu, tap ‘Themes’ and select ‘Dark’. If you can’t see the Themes option, restart Chrome again and it should appear.
Chrome dark mode for iPad or iPhone
Google hasn’t released a dark mode for Chrome on iOS, but it’s a work in progress and may become available with the browser’s next major update. We’ll update this article with instructions on activating it when it arrives. For the time being, you can use the Invert feature to achieve a similar effect.
- Open ‘Settings’ and select ‘General > Accessibility > Display accommodations’.
- Toggle ‘Classic Invert’ to invert the colours of everything on your device’s screen, or ‘Smart invert’ to leave images alone but invert everything else.