How to use Dark Mode for Gmail in your browser (trick)

Last updated: April 29, 2020

Everyone wants to use dark mode on anything these days. And to be honest, most apps and pages offer dark mode already. Think of WhatsApp, FaceBook, your phone, your computer, your browser, etc, etc. I am a big fan of this trend and switched everything I could to dark mode as soon as it came out. But then I got a little annoyed at Gmail in my desktop browser…

I have my Google Chrome browser for my desktop set to dark mode (Settings > Personalization > Colors and select “Dark” ), but when I go to my Gmail, a bright white email programm pops up. But I have a trick to share with you. It is not optimal just yet, but it is close enough.

Step 1: Select themes

Go to your Gmail page and click on the settings icon on the top right and navigate to “Themes”.

Step 2: Select the Dark Theme

Scroll down until you see what you are looking for. Click on the Dark Theme and press save.


Welcome to the Dark Side 🙂

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Raymond Hollaar

Raymond is a Dutch guy with Hungarian roots, living in Austria. Can you still follow? Apart from loving the outdoor life in the mountains, he spends most of his time indoors playing with computers. He has over 10 years of experience with the design of websites and especially with e-Commerce.

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