Google testing dark-mode on desktop browsers

Posted by Roan on December 24th, 2020

Important highlights –

  • Google is now A/B testing for dark mode
  • This dark mode is testing for Search on desktop web
  • Yet, this dark mode test for desktop browser isn’t widely rolled out
  • The native dark theme is in the test to switch the background to gray.
Google Testing Dark Mode For Search On Desktop Browsers

Details –

Night modes or dark modes are basically pervasive on iOS and Android. These modes are more uncommon on large display structure factors. Now, Google is A/B or split testing a dark mode on the desktop web browser for Search.

Previously in May, Chrome added a banner to “Show obscured search pages on Android.” The outcome was a close indistinguishable encounter to utilizing the Google Search application. Chrome added a banner or flag previously in May to show darkened search pages on Android, and these outcomes were a close identicalexperience to using the Google Search app.

For desktop Search, Google is currently A/B testing the native dark theme where thewhite background changes into a dark gray hue that matches first-party mobile apps. Though the microphone icon has no change in this testing, Google’s logo is white rather than being multi-colored, while the gray outline reserved on the searchfield. The usually colorful icons displaying the multiple filters – Images, News, and more – with the similar tab accent color are just simply blue.

There are a few desktop webpages of Google that feature a dark theme. Highlights consist of YouTube Music (by default), YouTube, YouTube TV, and Google Keep.The text colors have changed from black into gray, while an alternate blue shade is utilized for page links/names. This look doesn’t stretch out to the main home page, while clients were not given a setting to disable given, which is only a test.

This dark mode test for Google Search on the browser is not broadly rolled out, with just a small bunch of clients experiencing it. You can see screenshots for Chrome and Firefox from Windows 10.

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