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Do you feel the darkness creeping through the internet? That is the new dark mode that is being introduced on the main Google Search website right now. That’s right, Google Search now has its own dedicated dark mode.

If this sounds familiar, you might be thinking of the dark mode setting in the Google Search mobile app or the dedicated browser-level dark mode of Google Chrome that has already given the search page a smoky make-over for cellphone and Desktop user. However, this new dark mode setting is specific to the Google Search website and can be enabled in any browser. Turning it on will bring up the main landing page, your search results, and all of the menus that Google often uses for darker UI color schemes.

Google’s new dark mode is still being rolled out, so some users may not have it yet – although it should be available to everyone at some point. To check and activate the setting:

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  1. Open Google search in your browser of choice and then do a search.
  2. In the upper right corner of the search results page, click the Settings icon.
  3. Choose “Search Settings”.
  4. Go to “Appearance” Tab, then select your preferred design option from the list. “Dark Theme” forces Google search to display with the dark theme even if your operating system or browser doesn’t. the “Light theme” Option does the same thing, just for the standard white user interface. You can also choose “Device standard” if you have enabled dark mode in your Windows or Mac settings and you want your browser to match your current system-level user interface.
  5. click “Save on computer” to confirm your selection. The search page is updated with the dark theme.

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Please note that if you delete your browsing data and / or unlink your Google account, your Google search settings will be reset to the default settings. The Google search page will also appear with the default light mode UI when used Chrome guest mode.

Google Search isn’t the only Google service with a dedicated dark mode. As mentioned, a handful of other Google apps have dark mode options such as: B. Chrome, Google Docs and Sheets, plus there are several Third party browser extensions that fill in the gaps.

[TechRadar]