Google might bring the Dark Mode to Chrome Soon for Android


Tech giant, Google has been working to bring the dark mode to its Chrome web browser on Android. This was revealed during a recent code commit in Chromium Gerrit. This is expected to be similar to what Google offers in the developmental Canary version of Chrome for Windows. But it is not clear whether or not the exact Android version dark mode would be released to the public. The news of Chrome for Android dark mode came just a few days after leaks of a systemwide dark mode to Android revealed that the giant may be working on its next major release for the platform.

report in 9To5Google and a commit posted in the Chromium Gerrit gave hints that Google has already started working on the dark mode for the Android version of Chrome.

Becky Zhou, a Chromium project member, in the commit description wrote- “This patch will add a build flag and an experiment flag for the dark mode experiment.”

These replies don’t really indicate much about the feature, but the mention of the experiment flag does indicate that it will take some time for the dark mode to be available to use for the public. It might also see Google implement content in dark mode as well, which will be similar to Samsung’s Android browser, which renders the website in dark grey themes.  

In the past, a post on Chromium bug tracker revealed that Google might have decided to include a system-wide dark mode in Android Q. And the giant might have been quietly adding this native dark mode support to its apps since last year, and might be preparing to launch the system-wide dark mode.

Dark mode is one of the most-requested features by the users since it helps preserve the battery life of devices which have an OELD screen and also doesn’t strain the eyes as much as regular mode foes.