Google testing Chrome for Android dark mode in latest beta
For the previous a number of weeks, Google has been getting ready a dark mode for Chrome on Mac and Windows provided that each desktop working programs function a system-level performance. An evening theme for Android is now in testing with the most recent Chrome 73 beta.

Chrome 73 entered the beta channel earlier at the moment and we already detailed a number of upcoming desktop features for the browser. For Android, this launch reveals the early levels of a darkish mode. It seems when Android 9 Pie’s “Night mode” in Developer options is about to “Always on.”

So far, the darkish mode solely manifests in pop-up menus that seem when customers press and maintain down on internet hyperlinks or pictures. The panel adopts the identical shade of darkish grey as Incognito mode, whereas textual content is white.

This theme is clearly nonetheless in growth as some textual content, like URLs, are nonetheless black and due to this fact not legible. The darkish mode additionally seems in menus whereas non-public shopping, however nowhere else in Chrome 73. As of the latest stable 72 release, menus in Incognito stay vibrant, similar to in common shopping.

Earlier this yr, we spotted a Chromium commit that exposed {that a} darkish mode was in-development for Android. The theme comes as many Android apps are getting up to date forward of Android Q’s system-level equivalent.

Presumably, the total Chrome for Android darkish theme will even colour the Omnibar, most important Overflow menu, settings, historical past, downloads, and different menus in the same shade.

This replace additionally introduces a new download experience and manager. Version 73 of Chrome Beta is accessible via the Play Store.

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