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How to enable dark mode in Google Search

Here is a step-by-step guide that will help you enable dark mode in Search results in Chrome's Android app.

Google Chrome’s Android app got the dark mode feature almost a year back.
Google Chrome’s Android app got the dark mode feature almost a year back. (Pixabay)

Your online searches are about to get dark! Earlier this month, reports hinted that Chrome was working on bringing dark mode to Google Search result pages.

Google Chrome’s Android app got the dark mode feature almost a year back. The feature turns almost all of the app’s interface dark including various tabs. However, what the dark mode feature doesn’t do is turn the search result pages dark. This stands in sharp contrast to the app’s overall dark interface and is a bit straining to the eyes. Now, Chrome is planning to change this by turning the result pages dark.

Dark mode for Search in Chrome’s Android-based app is still in the development phase. However, as per a report by 9To5 Google there are two workarounds using which users can enable this feature on their Android smartphones.

If you want to try out this feature, here’s what you need to do:

Method 1

The first method is simple to implement. All you have to type “&cs=1” at the end of a Search URL and you are good to go. For example: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hindustan%20Times&cs=1.

Method 2

This method is slightly trickier and it involves a bunch of steps. Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Download either Chrome Canary or Chrome Dev from the Play Store.

Step 2: Go to chrome://flags page.

Step 3: Next search for “Show darkened search pages on Android” and enable it.

Step 4: Relaunch the browser and you are good to go!