How to use Dark Theme in Google Chrome



This post provides instructions on how to change Google Chrome’s theme to dark mode. Chrome doesn’t have a specific dark theme, but it can be switched to dark mode by adjusting the device’s color and theme settings. Changing theme color in Chrome can make the browser more visually appealing, lessen eye strain in low-light settings,…

This article explains how to use the dark mode (theme) in the Google Chrome browser.

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It and Microsoft Edge share the same codebase. They are practically identical in basic functionalities, using browsing activities, including history and other browsing data, to provide personalized ads, search, shopping, and news.

When you use Chrome, it uses the system’s default or bright background color. Howerver, users can use the dark theme, which changes the default bright background color to a darker color, which is easier on the eyes in low-light environments or if you prefer less bright interfaces.

Google Chome has no standalone dark theme or color to switch between. You may be able to find dark themes in the themes store. You can also change the Chrome theme color from your profile.

There are many reasons why someone might want to change the theme color of Google Chrome. One common reason is to make the browser more visually appealing or to match personal preferences. Others might want to use a darker theme to reduce eye strain when browsing at night or in low-light environments.

Additionally, some people may want to customize the look of their browsers to reflect their personal style or brand. Whatever the reason, changing the theme color of Google Chrome is easy and can be done in just a few clicks.

Use the dark theme (mode) in Google Chrome

As mentioned above, no standalone dark theme can be switched to in Google Chrome. Chrome uses your device’s default color and theme.

If you change your device’s color and theme to dark, Chome switches to dark to match your device’s color preferences.

Use the steps below to use a dark (or similar) to a dark theme.

First, open the Google Chrome browser.

Then click on the Customize and Control (3 vertical dots button) in the top right corner and select Settings.

Google Chrome use Windows Hello autofill passwords
Microsoft Edge browser has more options and settings

On the Settings page on the left panel, click the You and Google link on the left.

Your profile page in Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge browser privacy search and services page

Select the “Customize your Chrome profile” tile on the right to expand it.

Google dark mode change applied

On your profile page, under “Pick a theme color,” select a theme color that matches your preferences.

Google dark mode change applied

When you change the theme color, it will automatically apply.

Google dark mode change applied

That should do it!


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