26 October 2020
Google Search on desktop appears to be expanding its support for dark mode for more and more users. It first came into notice back in December 2021 that Google is doing A/B testing with dark mode for its search on desktop. Now, once again, the change is being reported, but this time it appears, the rollout is expanding its reach as it is reportedly available to more and more users.
Reportedly, users in the US are able to see Google Search pages in dark theme. If the update has been rolled out to you and your system is set to a dark theme already, you will see the search pages draping the all dark color.
As reported by The Verge, Google has confirmed to the publication that it is testing the dark mode for desktop search, though didn’t reveal the full deets.
Note that this is A/B testing, which means not everyone will see it right away. It is possible the feature is available to some users but not to others in the same region. So, just wait when the wider roll-out begins. Do let us know if you are able to see the dark theme on your Google Search pages on your desktop.
According to MSPowerUser, using the US IP, you might able to see the feature in action.
The dark mode/theme is being fed to the users very slowly. Up until now, it should have been available as an option to every app and platform but still, manufacturers are taking an ample amount of time to make this basic requirement a reality. Still, it is a welcome change even if it is coming a little late. It is good to note that the companies are addressing the eye strain issues.