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Google Chrome on Android: how to activate dark mode

Google Chrome on Android: how to activate dark mode

The dark mode of Google Chrome for Android is already available in the development version of the web browser, Chrome Canary. We explain how to test this obscure theme before anyone else. Follow the guide.

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Dark mode has already been available for several months on Chrome Canary. Oriented developers, it is a version of Chrome very unstable and sometimes full of bugs. However, it always takes advantage of the latest new features and functions developed by Google long before their release in final version.

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How do I activate Chrome's dark mode?

To try out the dark mode before its final deployment, start with download and install Chrome Canary. Then follow the following method to activate the dark mode in just a few clicks:

  • Open Chrome Canary
  • Connect your Google account
  • Go to the URL bar
  • typechrome: // flags / # enable-android-web-content-dark mode
  • Activate the dark mode by clicking on Default
  • Check Enabled
  • Restart Chrome Canary using the Relaunch Now button at the bottom right of the screen
  • Voile, the dark mode is now activated!

All web pages you visit will now be blackened, which can cause problems with reading or readability on some sites. We imagine that Google will correct these few flaws by the time the final version is deployed. However, this theme is already proving to be quite successful. The background of the pages visited is veiled in deep black and not gray, as is too often the case with certain dark themes. As expected, the dark mode also applies to web pages.

How do I install Chrome Canary?

Be careful, Canary is a particularly unstable version of Chrome. Don't be surprised to find bugs or malfunctions. On our first Google Pixel of the name, the web browser nevertheless runs like a clock.

To try the dark mode before everyone else, we suggest that you download the app from the Play Store or get the APK from APK Mirror. If you do not know how to go about it, we advise you to take a look at our file how to download an APK on Android. What do you think of this dark mode? Can it facilitate web browsing in low light conditions? We await your opinion in the comments below.

Download Chrome Canary from the Google Play Store

Download the APK of the latest version of Chrome Canary