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Chrome for Android Dark Mode

The Chrome desktop browser recently got dark mode on both Mac and Windows, but it’s also available on Android. It’s not quite as straightforward as other platforms, however, as it’s currently tucked behind a flag. Here’s how to enable it.

First things first: you’ll need to make sure Chrome is updated in the Play Store. The version should be at least 74, which you can check in Settings > About Chrome. If you don’t have 74 yet, this won’t work. It’s rolling out in stages through the Play Store, but you can also sideload the APK if you’re not into playing the waiting game.

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Once everything is updated, fire up Chrome and type the following in the Omnibox:


Tap the dropdown, and set it to “Enabled.” Hit the button at the bottom to restart your browser.

Once Chrome re-opens, tap the menu button and jump back into Settings. There should be a new option called “Dark Mode” in the root menu.

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