How to Enable/Disable a Per Site Basically Dark Theme in Google Chrome

Google Chrome has been offering a mandatory dark mode setting on web pages for some time now. However, it was not possible to select the websites you want to display in light or dark theme one by one. That’s changing now, as Google Chrome developers are working on a new feature that lets you set the dark theme on a per-site basis. In this article, we will learn how to enable or disable dark theme in Google Chrome for certain websites.

Use Dark Theme Per Site in Chrome for Android (2021)

Before we begin, it’s worth noting that the option to use the dark theme on a per site basis is currently limited to Chrome for Android. Firstly mottled By Reddit user u/Leopeva64-2, Chrome developers are currently testing it on the browser’s latest Canary build. If all goes according to plan, the feature should reach stable builds of Chrome. Other than that, here’s how to test ‘Enable/Disable Auto-Dimming for Site’ right now.

How to Enable or Disable Dark Theme for Individual Websites in Chrome

1. Open chrome://flags file and Search for ‘Dark websites in Themes setting’ checkbox. Alternatively, you can paste the following address into Chrome’s address bar:


2. Here, select ‘Enabled’ Restart the browser from the menu next to the Chrome flag.

enable dim websites checkbox in theme setting flag

3. You will now find a new ‘Darken websites’ checkbox in Chrome’s theme settings page. To access Chrome’s settings, tap the vertical three-dot icon in the upper-right corner and select “Settings.”

view chrome settings

4. From the Settings page, Tap on ‘Theme’ and select the ‘Dark websites’ checkbox. Chrome will now automatically start forcing dark mode on all websites.

darken websites checkbox

5. To enable or disable dark mode for a specific website, visit the page and Select ‘Enable Auto Darkening for Site’ or ‘Disable Auto Darkening for Site’ from the three-dot context menu. The button is located below the Desktop site toggle, as you can see in the image below:

enable or disable Google Chrome auto darkening for the site

6. You can also configure the dark theme for individual sites at: Settings -> Site settings -> Darken web content automatically. Here you can manage the websites you allow or block to follow the dark theme.

auto-dim web content

7. Tap on a listed site and select ‘Allow’ or ‘Block’ to enable or disable the forced dark mode for those websites.

allow or block sites chrome

8. You also have the option to add site exceptions from this settings page. All you have to do is click on ‘Add Site Exception‘, paste/type the URL and hit ‘Add’ to save the changes.

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add or remove site exceptions chrome

9. Here is the comparison of the light theme and dark theme on the Beebom website in Google Chrome. You shouldn’t expect Chrome’s mandatory dark theme to be as perfect as a native app, but it still does a good job on most websites.

Google chrome light mode and dark mode

Choose Websites to Browse in Dark Mode in Google Chrome

Having the option to enable or disable the dark theme helps users use this feature on websites that work well with Google Chrome’s dark mode. We’ll have to wait to see if this useful feature comes to the desktop in the future. In the meantime, you can check out the best Google Chrome tips and tricks to use the browser to its full potential.

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