ExpressVPN recently announced that its Firefox and Chrome browser extensions have “dark mode” now. There’s been a lot of talk about this feature and how it can improve several aspects of your life.
Why dark mode is a relevant feature
For starters, many believe that dark mode is an effective way to save some battery, especially if you have an AMOLED screen.
Note: Pixels that are black on AMOLED screens actually means that they’re turned off. This means there’s no power consumption to display black pixels on AMOLED screens.
Second of all, if you have to work during nights, black themes are just not as aggressive to your eyes. Imagine having a dark theme on your browser, and one of your browser’s extension hits you with a bright, blinding light.
ExpressVPN took care of that and made sure it’s not going to happen to you by adding this coveted feature to their extensions.
How to switch to the dark theme
If you’re a fan of using dark themes, chances are you already turned your system to the dark side. We mean enabling the dark theme settings for your PC.
If you already did that, there’s no additional step you need to take. ExpressVPN’s Firefox and Chrome extensions will match it automatically by enabling the dark theme.
However, if you need to enable it manually, here’s what you have to do:
- Launch your Chrome or Firefox browser
- Click the ExpressVPN browser extension icon/button
- Click the hamburger menu (the one that looks like this ☰)
- Select the Settings option from the menu
- Choose Dark as your display mode of choice
That’s it! Even if you’re not familiar with the extensions, chances are you’ll figure things out in a jiffy.
There’s one more thing. ExpressVPN stated that dark mode will come to other platforms as well in 2020, but didn’t offer a precise date.