Google finally brings Dark Mode to Drive on web

There were far too many requests for the feature

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Dark Mode is a standard feature across apps and websites these days. Over the last five years, nearly all have integrated it, owing to increased user requests. Now, it seems Google, too, has finally caved in because the Drive’s web version finally has a Dark Mode.

And it’s not like Google didn’t receive many requests for it. The California-based tech giant admits that Dark Mode was a highly requested feature in the official announcement blog. It reads,

Today, we’re introducing a highly requested feature: Dark mode in Drive on web. This new setting aims to provide you with a more comfortable, customizable viewing experience for Drive.

After integration, when I opened Google Drive, it came up with a popup notifying me about the change as well as the option to choose between Light, Device, and Dark modes.

Dark Mode notification on Google Drive

It only pops up the first time. On subsequent visits, the mode set initially will be applied. But you can always manually enable/disable Dark Mode from Drive’s web settings!

How do I enable Dark Mode on Google Drive web?

  1. Open Google Drive, click on the gear icon near the top left, and then select Settings.
  2. In the General tab, select Dark under Appearance and the changes will be applied immediately.dark mode

If you don’t see the Dark Mode option yet, remember that it’s a gradual release and may take up to 15 days to show up for everyone, according to Google.

As for the availability, you will get Dark Mode only on the following accounts:

  • Google Workspace customers
  • Google Workspace Individual subscribers
  • Personal Google accounts

Dark Mode has become an essential feature, given the battery savings and reduced stress on the eyes. And with it coming to Google Drive, you don’t need third-party extensions to switch to Dark Mode.

Google is also working on an ultimate Dark Mode for Chrome that automatically applies across websites, irrespective of whether the website supports the mode.

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