How to Enable Chrome’s New Dark Mode on Android


Dark mode has stealthily rolled out to the Android version of Google Chrome as a part of the app’s most recent updates. Finally, we can all stare at our phones a little more comfortably, especially at night, without having to enable night-time reader modes or other settings… and I suppose it’s helpful for battery life, too.

Enabling Chrome’s dark mode on Android takes a few extra steps than one might expect, however, since the feature is still technically being tested and not complete, so there will be some bugs for now. That said, we’re glad the feature is finally available—read for how to tun it on.

How to enable dark mode for Chrome on Android

First, in order for the dark mode option to show up in Chrome’s settings, you’ll need to be running version 74 or higher of the Chrome Android app. You can check your app’s version and download the most recent update from the Google Play Store. Once you’re properly updated, do the following:

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