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Google Chrome for Android gets Dark Mode; Chrome Canary to get Reader Mode: Reports

Technology giant Google has been testing the Dark Mode for quite some time. And now, a report has surfaced online that claims that the new feature has finally been made available on the table version of Chrome for Android. In addition to this, Google has also started testing a new Reader Mode in Chrome Canary desktop users.

The mode basically removed all the unnecessary content from the page and only keeps the article text and images. Besides this, Google is also working to prevent man-in-the-middle (MiTM) phishing attacks on its browser. Let’s talk in detail about all the three changes.

The stable version of Chrome for Android has finally received support for Dark Mode, according to a report by Android Police. According to the report, the mode will be available with the release of Chrome v74 for Android. However, as of now, in India Google Play only has v73 so we recommend you to wait for the update to arrive rather than download it manually yourself.

Google started testing the Dark Mode feature in February this year and it has finally started making its way to the stable version of the app as well. We should also mention that Mac users also got support for Dark Mode last month and now, Android users have started getting it too.

Coming to the Reader Mode, it is now available in the Chrome Canary for desktop users. Users will be able to enable the flag by going to chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode section in the Chrome Canary version. Once you have enabled the flag, you should restart your browser and begin using the Reader Mode by clicking on the Chrome Dropdown menu on the top right and then choosing the option of Distill page.

We recommend using this mode when you are browsing news websites and blogs as it will remove all the ads on the page and only show the text and images. It is worth adding that this feature was first spotted by ZDNet.

Last but not the least, Google is taking steps to prevent man in the middle (MiTM) phishing attacks and will be blocking all sign-ins from embedded browser frameworks. This will be enabled starting June this month. The reason for the implementation of this feature is that Chrome is not able to differentiate between a legitimate sign on and a MiTM attack. The technology giant has announced about this feature on its security blog.

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