New Chrome version for Android makes the dark theme more accessible, adds password generator

Vlad, 07 June 2019

Chrome for Android got a dark theme in version 74 back in April, but it was hidden behind a flag, which means most people probably didn't even know it existed.

Fast forward to today, and Google is rolling out Chrome 75 for Android, and this finally brings the dark theme option to the browser's Settings menu, for everyone to see (and enable at will). By default Chrome will automatically switch to the dark theme when your device's Battery Saver is on, but you can force it to always be light or always dark. And to prove it's serious about the whole dark theme thing, Google's Chrome team has fixed text on tab titles - this is now white so it's actually readable on the dark background.

Google has also added a password generator to Chrome. When you tap a password input box you'll see a new bar appear at the bottom, with a key icon that you can tap to get a list of all your saved passwords for that site. Next to it is the "Suggest strong password" option, and if you pick this it will automatically create one for you.

Chrome 75 brings Level 2 Web Share API, which means that websites can now share files (like images) to the native Share menu on Android. Previously, only text and URLs were possible to share in this way. Your favorite website will still need to support this, though.

There are countless other minor improvements baked into Chrome 75 too, if you're interested in the full list make sure you jump to the Source linked below. The new version of the browser should arrive on your phone within the next few weeks.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous

Well tbh i didnt meant to have all sites in black. It would be weird to read. But should still be easy to manipulate the light that is on your browser background. Dark mode is in menu and settings too now. Thats what should of been easy feature or as...

  • kova4a

Yeah, Opera is the best Android browsers. I've tried pretty much all of them. On PC though it depends - if you'e a mac user, you'll swear by Safari. A lot of Windows users prefer Chrome. Opera is pretty good too. I personally used to like Safari the ...

  • patoka

Well, it's hard because most of the websites have been designed and coded with white background in mind. There are a few sites that give you the option to use a different theme but most don't. So you're essentially, forcing a black background which c...