dark mode Stories July 19

For over half a year now, we’ve been watching as Google prepares to launch a proper light/dark theme toggle for Chrome OS. The latest improvement is that Chrome OS’s dark mode will be able to be scheduled based on sunset or a time you specify.

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dark mode Stories January 29

Chrome Remote Desktop, Google’s free, handy web app to let you take control of another computer, has gotten a redesign, complete with dark mode.

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dark mode Stories October 26, 2020

Last month, we showed you a first glimpse of what Chrome OS will look like when it gains a light mode in the near future. Work has since continued on light theme for Chrome OS, and at the same time the default dark theme has begun to get darker.

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dark mode Stories September 22, 2020

Over the last few years, one of the more major enhancements to operating systems like iOS and Android is the addition of a dark mode. Chrome OS is going in the opposite direction by bringing a dedicated light theme, which we managed to get our hands on early.

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dark mode Stories July 6, 2020

For over a year now, Google has been bringing dark mode to its Android apps to go with Android 10’s dark theme toggle. Today, they’re launching a long-awaited and much needed dark mode to the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android, to make your work easier on the eyes.

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dark mode Stories May 25, 2020

Earlier this month, we showed that a dark mode was coming to the Google Search website on Android, by way of Google Chrome. At the time, we weren’t sure of how this dark mode would work or why it would require a flag in chrome://flags. As of today, Google Search has finally begun testing its dark mode for mobile web — here’s how you can start using it.

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dark mode Stories May 6, 2020

Even before the launch of Android 10, Google has been putting special focus on bringing dark mode to its apps and services, especially on Android. Now Chrome for Android is working to bring dark mode to the Google Search results page in something of an unusual way.

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dark mode Stories February 17, 2020

Arguably, the best feature of Android 10 is its dark mode toggle, allowing you to swap your phone and its apps over to a newer, darker theme. While not every app has a dark mode, Android 10 has a way to force apps to be dark. With a little help from a third-party app, DarQ, you can now change specific apps to use dark mode — and even schedule dark mode to be enabled — without needing root.

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dark mode Stories October 22, 2019

Since the unveiling of Android 10, dark mode has been one of the most hotly requested features for almost every app. As of today, Twitter is finally rolling out their AMOLED-black “Lights Out” dark mode on Android, but you might need a trick to enable it.

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dark mode Stories September 27, 2019

Our roundup of Google apps that have adopted dark mode is one of our most popular posts of the year, so we got the message loud and clear: You want dark mode on 9to5Google.com! Well, today I’m happy to announce that dark mode (night mode, dark theme, whatever you want to call it) has arrived — just in time for Android 10 and next month’s Pixel 4 launch.

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dark mode Stories August 28, 2019

Dark mode lovers have already been rejoicing in the upcoming release of Chrome for Android’s own version of dark mode, since we demonstrated an early version in Chrome 73 beta. In that demo, it was only Chrome’s own UI that was being darkened, but Google has bigger ambitions for its web browser’s dark mode on Android. A new code change indicates that Chrome for Android will recolor web pages themselves when using the browser’s upcoming dark mode.

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dark mode Stories August 5, 2019

With Android Q, Google has been affirming that dark mode is important to them on mobile, even allowing apps like Chrome to darken websites. This same dark mode for web is now coming to Google Chrome on desktop and Chrome OS.

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dark mode Stories July 10, 2019

The two largest goals of Android Q are to bring gesture navigation to Android and make dark mode more prominent. One way that early Android Q betas let you make things easier on the eyes was to “force” apps into using dark mode, and now Beta 5 is bringing back the dark mode override.

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dark mode Stories March 20, 2019

Google Keep Notes for Android readying dark mode [APK Insight]

The Material Theme revamp of Google Keep Notes last October was followed by complaints of the stark white background being too bright. A Googler at the time recognized the need for a dark mode, with version 5.19.111.06 today confirming development.

dark mode Stories March 4, 2019

In recent weeks, more and more Google apps and services have adopted dark modes. The latest is now Chrome for Android’s UI, but only in the experimental Canary channel. Also in development is a new tab switcher that presents card previews as a grid rather than a list.

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dark mode Stories February 26, 2019

Google Help Center gets built-in dark mode on the web for troubleshooting, tutorial pages

If you’ve ever had a problem with a Google product, odds are you ended up on the company’s Help Center for troubleshooting tips. Recently, Google has quietly added an official dark mode to the Help Center – here’s how to enable it.

dark mode Stories January 19, 2019

As a leak of Android Q confirmed earlier this week, dark modes will play an important role in the next version of the mobile operating system. Google has been revamping apps in recent weeks to feature the other theme, with more updates planned. Now, Google Assistant appears to be the latest service due for a dark mode.

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dark mode Stories January 7, 2019

Google will soon be testing a dark mode in Chrome for Android, continuing the effort to conform their browser to the recent trend toward darker, sleeker apps, and saving battery life along the way.

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dark mode Stories January 2, 2019

Back in September, it was discovered that Google was hard at work creating a dark mode for Google Chrome to be used when macOS system-wide dark mode (which arrived in 10.14 Mojave) was enabled. Now confirmation is rolling in that Google Chrome for Windows 10 will not be left out of the fun, and, in fact, you can try an early version of dark mode today.

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dark mode Stories September 10, 2015

Marshmallow’s ‘Dark mode’ confirmed to be ditched, but it might make a comeback

One of the most exciting new features that popped up in the first Developer Preview of Android Marshmallow was a “Dark” system theme option. While it didn’t do much besides change the background colors of the Settings app, it seemed to be the beginnings of what could have been a system-wide dark theme. Then, the feature disappeared in Developer Preview 2, and its fate was left unclear — until now. For now, the dark mode in Android M is dead, but it might just make a comeback…

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