Chrome Gets Dark Mode in Canary Builds on Android

Chrome browser for Android has started experimenting with the dark mode feature in the latest Canary builds. Currently, the dark mode feature requires enabling a specific flag from the chrome:flags page, after which, user can enable and disable dark mode right from the Settings section of the browser.


To test dark mode on Chrome for Android, install latest Chrome Canary build from the play store and open the chrome:flags page (type chrome:flags in the address bar). On this page, look for the option “Android Chrome UI dark mode” and set it to “Enable”. Now, restart the browser and move to the Settings. You should notice “Dark mode” option as shown in the screenshot below. This option allows users to enable or disable the dark mode in Chrome.



Currently, the dark mode feature on Chrome appears to be very limited and buggy. It should arrive to the regular stable channel of Chrome for Android in coming weeks.

Android Q Dark Mode?

We have been listening about a system-wide dark mode option coming soon to the stock Android starting with the upcoming Android Q. We hope that the dark mode feature of Chrome would be able to automatically sync with the system wide dark mode settings on the Android. Many third-party apps, themes and custom UI builds for Android already offer dark mode option, but the stock Android is still missing this feature.

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