2019's biggest feature update that has come to mobile platforms like Android and iOS is, no doubt, the system-wide dark mode that many of us have craved for years. Now that the base has been set, many popular app developers have gradually begun rolling out their takes on dark UI design to the masses.
For example, Android 10 users now have a toggle in the display settings that sets Dark mode on for all compatible system and third-party applications. And, for those who didn't know, there is also a switch in the Developer options that forces apps that normally do not have a dark mode to automatically invert colors. It works well with the Play Store, Instagram, and many others.
With all that said, not everything we use is just basic apps. We all browse the web, right? With over 60% net market share, Google's Chrome hands down dominates the browser market on mobile and PC. And with the 77th iteration of Chrome, and above, the Android version, in particular, does come with hidden flags that not only darken the UI elements throughout the app but can invert website colors on demand.
Google released a new Chrome Beta update bumping the version number to 69.0.3497.41. It adds a new feature, which shows a button to fill in a text box with your credentials. There is a key icon shown above the keyboard when you type. The settings also got a revamp. Now, the font is smaller and there are no dividers to be seen.
As some of you already know, Material Design 2 is the successor to the original Material Design - a design language introduced by Google in 2014 in parallel with the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop. The 2nd iteration is still in the works, but you can test and see how it looks on Chrome Beta right now.