Google Search Tests Dark Mode Theme Controls

Feb 11, 2021 • 7:21 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Search Dark Mode

I believe since December 2020, Google has been testing a dark mode theme in the Google Search results. Now I am seeing Google test a toggle to turn on and off the dark mode theme.

I personally have not seen this test but Google is definitely testing this dark mode on a small segment of searchers. Januka Harshan shared on Twitter screen shots of this new control feature to turn on and off dark mode in Google search:

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You can also (if you are in this beta) see a setting for "appearance" in search settings that offers "device default," "dark theme" or "light theme."

I assume Google will roll this out to more users in the future, so keep an eye out for it.

No, dark mode is not a ranking factor.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Here is another UI For it:

Update: September 2021:

This was officially announced on September 9th to be rolled out over a few weeks.

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