How to get complete dark mode in Chrome Browser with Darken Websites

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Google Chrome for Android dark mode with darken websites

Google is going all in with the Dark Mode ever since their latest Android release. Android 10 featured a full fledged system wide dark mode for the Google Pixel phones. The current flagship, Pixel 4 and 4 XL, also included some advanced theming and customization options under settings > developer options where you can change accent color, icons, fonts, etc. Moreover, a bunch of Google apps have already received dark mode support. While we do have dark mode on Chrome for Android, it is only limited to the app layout. However, here is a simple trick where you can get a full fledged dark mode that can even turn your favorite websites dark.

A bunch of competitive browsers have already implemented dark mode support including Samsung Internet, Mozilla Firefox for Android. However, not everyone has a Samsung device or particularly a fan of Firefox. As Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, a lot of users are dependent on Google features like the autofill and save passwords as mentioned in this post here. Now, Google may or may not officially bring a complete dark mode toggle for web pages as well. The search engine giant did make us available with a Darken Website option for Android that can even turn websites and web pages dark including the Google Search page, Wikipedia, and even other websites like ours – AndroidSage.

Here is how to force dark mode for websites on the Chrome browser for Android. PC Chrome already has this feature or you could just use an extension like Dark Reader. But for Android, there are no extensions. So the best way is to simply use a chrome flag that can be turned on in order to Darken Websites across the internet. This works regardless of whether your Android device supports dark mode or not. As Chrome for Android comes with a dark theme toggle under settings, you can simply turn the Darken Website toggle from there.

Google Chrome for Android dark mode with darken websites

How to get full dark theme support for Chrome and turn websites dark

Here is how to get full dark mode in Chrome browser including Google search results, Wikipedia, and all your favorite websites.

  1. First, make sure you have the latest version of Chrome, download from Play Store
  2. Launch Chrome browser
  3. In the address bar, enter this URL: chrome://flags/
  4. Search for “Darken websites checkbox in themes setting” flag and enable it
  5. Relaunch Chrome
  6. Go to settings in chrome from the 3 dots on the top right corner of a new tab and select “Themes”
  7. Turn on Dark Mode and check the “Darken Websites” checkbox
  8. Visit any of your favorite websites like this page

Note: If you still don’t see any dark mode, then force stop the app by going to Settings > Apps > Chrome > Force Stop. (You may also need to enable “show system apps” option).

Here is a screenshot tutorial for Chrome Dark Mode for Android

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