It’s finally here: Google.com is getting a dark mode. What was once the domain of janky site-themed browser extensions can now be enabled right from the Google homepage. An official message from the support forums says that dark mode in desktop Google Search will be rolled out starting today and will reach every user “in the coming weeks”.
Whether or not you have dark mode depends on your Google account. I have the new mode on two of my four Google accounts (don’t ask), including both a personal account and a paid Google Workspace account. To enable the feature, go to Google.com’s settings – on the home page, this page is linked in the bottom left, and on a search results page, it’s under the gear button in the top right corner. On the settings page – if dark mode has reached your account – you will see a new ‘Appearance’ section where you can enable the style.
After you turn on dark mode, you get a quick theme toggle in the gear button so you can easily switch between dark and light modes. The dark setting seems to work on all sections of Google.com such as news, shopping, books, images, etc.
If you don’t have an “Appearance” section in the settings, you don’t have dark mode yet. Keep waiting!