How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode on Google Chrome

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Dark Mode is the new cool feature across every platform. All the apps have it, even the operating systems now come with a built-in dark mode feature.

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However, if your workflow involves Google services like Drive, Docs, etc., there’s not a direct way to get dark mode. With some tricks, you can easily enable Google Drive Dark Mode and Dark Mode across many other Google services on your computer. 

In this article, I am going to show you how to enable Google Drive Dark Mode on your computer. 

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Using Chrome Flags

Chrome Flags are some experimental features that Google likes the users to test. They can become permanent features in the coming time but this is where you can enable Google Drive dark mode.

Actually, it enables dark mode across all the web pages you load on your Chrome browser. So here is how it is done:

Step 1: Open a new tab in Chrome, copy and paste the following in the URL box and hit enter:

chrome://flags

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 2: You will now see the search bar on the new page, type “Force Dark” and in the results, you will see “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents”. 

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How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 3: Use the drop-down menu and select Enabled

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 4: Now click on Relaunch at the bottom for the changes to happen. 

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 5: Now open your Google Drive and you will see a dark theme enabled. 

This is one of the safest ways to do enable Google Drive dark mode on a PC. 

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Using Browser Extensions 

The Chrome browser and other browsers like Firefox and Edge support browser extensions and you can use them to enable Google Drive Dark Mode. Here is how to do it on Google Chrome:

Step 1: Go to Chrome Web Store.

Step 2: In the search bar on the left side, type “Dark Mode” and hit enter

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 4: From the search results, you can choose any popular and high-rated extension. 

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Personally, I like Night Shift Redux a lot. So you can also choose that. 

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 5: Open the extension of your choice and click on Add to Chrome button. 

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 6: You will see a popup menu, click on Add extension

Step 7: Once you have added the extension, go to Google Drive. And you will see the Night Sift Redux popup icon in the extension tray. By clicking on the icon, you can enable or disable the night mode on any website.   

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Enable Google Drive Dark Mode on Mobile 

If you have an Android smartphone, you can enable Google Drive Dark Mode within the app. Here is how:

Step 1: Open the Drive app on your smartphone. 

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 2: Tap on the menu icon on the top-left side.

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 3: Then tap on Settings.

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Step 4: Under Theme, tap on Choose theme

How to Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

Step 5: From here, you can select Dark theme. 

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That’s it!  

Note: You can only use this method on your Android smartphones. As of now, there is no such option in the Drive app on iOS smartphones. 

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Conclusion – Enable Google Drive Dark Mode

So that was all about how to enable Google Drive Dark Mode on your PC. The process is fairly simple and it actually applies on all the pages. You can either use the built-in experimental option or you can go with the extensions. 

I hope this article helps you in applying the dark theme on your Google services workflow on your PC. In case of any difficulty, feel free to reach out to us. 


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