With more and more Google apps getting dark mode support in their latest updates, it’s no surprise that Google is on a mission to adopt dark mode. Chrome recently got the dark theme on all platforms and now Google is bringing a feature that forces all web pages to go dark.
note: This feature is available in the stable version of Chrome in a more basic form called “Android web content dark mode”.
Enable Forced Dark Mode in Google Chrome
1. To get started, download latest version Google Chrome Canary. For the inexperienced, Google releases all its experimental features in the Canary version to test the viability and efficiency of the feature. Be warned that the Chrome Canary version can be unstable at times and you may notice a few hiccups from time to time.
2. Open Chrome Canary and type chrome://flags in the address bar. On this page, you’ll find all the usable and unavailable Chrome flags ever made by Google. To search “Force Dark Mode for Web Content” in the search box located on the page.
3. While doing this, you will see a drop-down menu that says Default. Tap this and select activated. Also, Enabled with simple HSL-based inversion, other options are offered, such as CIELAB-based inversion, selective image inversion, selective inversion of non-image elements, and selective inversion of everything.
When I tried a few of these, simple Enabled worked best for me. Feel free to experiment with these options and choose the one that visually satisfies you. When you choose one of the above-mentioned options, you will be prompted to restart the web browser. The selected setting will be applied when you restart your browser.
The best part is that this Chrome flag is not limited to Android. IT Works fine with iOS, Mac and Windows. The steps to enable forced dark mode are pretty much the same regardless of platforms. Below is a screenshot of what our website looks like with forced dark mode on a Windows PC.
I hope Google doesn’t abandon this flag and add it to other versions of Google Chrome very soon. So what do you think of Google’s attempt to switch everything to dark mode? Let us know in the comments.