Let’s face it! We all love dark mode for many reasons. For starters, it reduces eye strain during long web browsing sessions, and second, it saves battery life on AMOLED screen devices. Thanks to the popularity of the dark theme, Google has added a dark mode to its various platforms, including Google Search. The search giant is now making some changes and has started testing a dark “black” theme for its desktop website.
According to a recent report, Google is currently testing a new black theme (color code #000) for search, which replaces the old dark gray tint of the background of search results pages. The company is said to have rolled out this new look as part of an A/B test, meaning it’s currently only available to select users.
For those unaware, Google started testing Dark Mode for Search in early 2021, before rolling it out to all users in September last year. Although the Google Search dark theme applies a dark background to the user interface, the background color is not quite black. It’s currently a darker shade of gray, instead of deep black or AMOLED black, which many people prefer. That could soon change.
While Google’s home page will appear with the same shade of dark gray, the search results page will appear different for those who have access to the new look.
A small change but very nice
As for the availability of the new black dark theme in Google Search, 9to5Google reports that it appears and disappears randomly for users. If you want to know if it’s available for you, go to Google Search then “Settings” in the upper right corner and select the “Dark Theme” option under “Appearances” to see if it’s the new or the old theme.
There is no information on when Google will roll it out to users around the world.