New Dark Mode in Google Chrome Android App


Chrome for Android has a dark theme in version 74 of April, but it’s hidden behind a banner, which means most people may not even know it exists.

Fast forward to today, Google is launching Chrome 75 for Android, which eventually brings the dark theme option to the browser’s Settings menu for everyone to view (and feel free to enable). By default, when the device’s power save mode is turned on, Chrome automatically switches to the dark theme, but you can force it to always be on or always dark. To prove its seriousness towards the entire dark theme, Google’s Chrome team has modified the text on the label title – now it’s white, so it’s actually readable in the dark background.

Google also added a password generator for Chrome. When you click on the password input box, you will see a new bar at the bottom with a key icon that you can tap to get a list of all saved passwords for that site. Next to the “Recommended Strong Password” option, if you choose this option, it will automatically create one for you.

Chrome 75 brings the Level 2 Web Share API, which means that websites can now share files (such as images) to the native Share menu on Android. Previously, only text and URLs could be shared this way. However, your favorite website still needs support.

There are countless other minor improvements in Chrome 75, and if you’re interested in the full list, be sure to jump to the Source below. The new browser should arrive at your phone in the next few weeks.

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