How to Enable Dark Mode in Microsoft Edge for Android & Windows

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In this guide, we will see how to enable dark mode in the Microsoft Edge browser, for both Android and Windows platforms. The instructions are quite simple on the Android device, but not for the Desktop version. So follow the instructions carefully.

Chrome browser for Android and Windows have long had the opportunity to turn on dark mode in its browser. More recently, he has also made his way into the stable browser Chrome v78. What many users are unaware of is that its counterpart, the Microsoft Edge browser, also supports this feature. Although it has been available for a long time on the Android platform, it has recently moved to the desktop version. But while you can activate the same thing on the stable version of Edge on Android, this is not the case with Windows. And the process is also a little different. In this guide, we will see how to enable the dark mode in Microsft Edge for these two platforms.

Enable dark mode in the Microsoft Edge browser (Android)

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  1. Make sure you download the stable version of Microsoft Edge browser from the Play Store.
  2. Once downloaded, open the application and tap the three horizontal dots. It will be located at the bottom right.
  3. Press on Settings and select the Appearance option under Basic.
  4. Go to Themes and select the Dark option.

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That's it. These are the steps to enable dark mode in the Microsoft Edge browser on Android. Now go to the section below to do the same for the Desktop version.

Steps for Windows (desktop)

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For the desktop version, you will need to download the Canary version of the Edge browser. Unlike Google Chrome, this feature has not yet reached the stable version. Canary versions are mainly used to test experimental features and some of its features may be unstable. With this in mind, if you want to enable dark mode in the Microsoft Edge browser for the desktop, follow the steps below.

  1. Download and install the Canarian version of the Edge browser on your desk.Microsoft Canary Edge
  2. Open the browser and enter the edge: // flags in the address bar.
  3. Then, using the search bar, search Dark mode. There you will find the Force dark mode for web content flag.
  4. Click on fault keyword. This will open a long list of options. Just select the enabled flag
  5. You will now be prompted to restart the Microsoft Edge browser. Click on To restart.
  6. Once the browser restarted, dark mode would have been enabled successfully on the Microsoft Edge for Windows browser.

In addition, was the user interface of the flags menu almost identical to that of Chrome? Well, that's because Edge Browser is also part of the family of browsers that have adopted Chromium as the main engine. That is, it is based on the source code of Chromium, thanks to the open source character of the latter. Popular browsers belonging to this family include Opera, Yandex and Baidu.

We therefore conclude the guide on how to enable dark mode on Microsoft Edge browsers on Android and Windows. What are your views on this browser? Do you want to consider switching to this browser in the near future? Or have you already abandoned the Chrome browser for this? Share your points of view in the comments section below.

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