11 February 2021
Chrome OS may finally get the dark mode, one of the most requested features by the consumers. Well, this is apparent from what has been spotted in the Canary build by Android Police.
According to the tech publication, the dark mode is available in the Canary channel, the most unstable channel for testing purposes. To get the dark mode working, you have to be part of the Canary channel of the Chrome OS and then enable the suitable flag for the same.
Once on the channel, just open Chrome and type in chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark and chrome://flags/#enable-WebUI-dark-mode into the URL bar. The dark mode should work then. The tech publication has shared some screenshots as well to show you how the dark theme looks on the Chrome OS.
Note: If you have never been on the Canary channel before then you must take this knowledge into account that this channel is quite unstable and can be too buggy. It is not to be confused with the developer mode. The Canary build updates daily and is referred to as the “bleeding edge” Chrome OS path.
It is great to see that Google is finally bringing a feature that it should have brought before. In its competition, Windows and macOS have this feature for a long time now. Nevertheless, it is finally coming on the Chrome OS to delight the Chromebook users. The feature will take time to cover the Chrome OS path and reach the public via a stable and furnished update.