According to Android Central, the Canary version of Chrome OS features an experimental version of the hot-anticipated Dark Mode of Chrome OS. This can only be accessed via Google’s “bleeding edge” developer mode of the browser, but it may indicate that it is being read for a wider rollout at some point in the future.
Canaries are commonly used for feature updates before testing is required for widespread release. It is only available for use with a Chromebook that uses a special developer mode due to its instability, so you’ll need to know what you’re looking to access it for.
If you are interested in watching Dark Mode for yourself, you will need to install the Canary Channel on your Chromebook. Android Central reports that you can open Chrome and type the following in the URL bar to enable dark mode: chrome: // flags / # enable-force-dark and chrome: // flags / # enable – webui-dark-mode.
Of course, given the dev environment and the fact that it requires some effort to trigger, you will likely see bugs within this new dark mode if applied. However, if it is working correctly, you should extend its reach across the entirety of the Chromebook UI rather than offering a deeper background on some sites.
This is an option that will get users excited to see it for the first time, as Google already has dark modes for most of its other products, including Gmail. Google has not yet announced any plans for Dark Mode for Chrome OS, and as such there is no date for any major rollout. For now, we have to be satisfied in testing this feature on our own.