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How to Turn on Dark Mode for Gmail (or Chrome)?

The dark mode is prevalent, and you can turn it on Gmail or even on Chrome if you want. Dark mode keeps your eye’s healthy if you work in low-light environments. Unfortunately, Gmail does not offer dark mode yet, but yes, Dark theme is available to help you.

How to Enable Gmail Dark Mode?

To enable Gmail dark mode, do the following:-

Step 1. Open your favorite browser.

Step 2. Browse Gmail and login in that.

Step 3. Now, in Gmail, click the Settings gear icon on the top right corner.

Step 4. On the pop-up window, click View all next to THEME.

Step 5. Scroll down and then click on the Dark theme.

Step 6. Now, at the bottom of the Gmail screen, click the Save button.

That’s all. Your Gmail theme is now dark. The background is pitch black, and the inbox area is a lighter grey. However, keep in mind the messages themselves won’t have a black or grey background. Each message you will receive still has a white background. So you will see the Dark theme only when you aren’t viewing a message.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Chrome browser?

Unlike Gmail, Google’s Chrome browser does not feature a built-in dark mode. To enable dark mode, you need to install an extension that lets you enable dark mode for any web page, including Gmail.

First, install the Dark Mode extension for Chrome. To do that, open the extension link and then check the button Add to Chrome.

In the pop-up window, click the Add extension button. Now, the Dark Mode extension is added to your Chrome browser.

Once the extension is added, open the extension page (chrome://extensions/) in your Chrome browser in a new tab. Find the extension “Dark Mode” and toggle the switch to turn it on.

Now, dark mode is enabled on your Chrome browser for every web page.


In conclusion, dark mode has become increasingly popular among users due to its health benefits and aesthetic appeal. Although Gmail does not offer a native dark mode, users can still enable the Dark theme to make the background of their inbox pitch black. On the other hand, users can enable dark mode on the Chrome browser by installing the Dark Mode extension. With this extension, users can enable dark mode for every web page, including Gmail. Therefore, users can easily switch to dark mode on their favorite browser and make their viewing experience more comfortable and visually appealing.

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