How to Download or Upgrade to Chrome 73

Doris Richards
March 14, 2019

Google has released Chrome 73 for Windows, macOS, and Linux. So, as they say, go fill your boots.

The feature is similar to the Dark Theme in Incognito mode, and responds to the Theme selected in the operating system.

Of course, there are already a number of dark themes which you can download through the Chrome store, but the latest update means you won't need to shop around for a theme you like - you can just use the official one.

MacBook users who prefer Google's Chrome browser over Safari can now browse in dark mode.

In Appearance, select the "Dark" theme.

There is, however, an enormous caveat to the new dark mode.

Google promoted the Chrome 73 web browser today to the stable channel for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Windows, and macOS, and it's now rolling out to all users via OTA updates. Additionally, features like cross-platform tab sharing are now under testing. Google said enabling Data Saver could enable web pages to load twice as fast - as well as reduce data usage in Chrome by up to 90 percent. Aside from bug fixes and performance improvements, it brings Data Saver support for HTTPS pages on Android, new "Enhanced spell check" and "Safe browsing extended reporting" features, as well as support for media keys among others.

Chrome now optimizes HTTPS pages by showing a "Lite" indicator in the URL bar, much like it does with the HTTP pages when there is a low internet network. For some users, the feature seemed turned on automatically when the Beta 1 firmware was installed while others - including Pixel users at Android Headlines - noted that the setting to activate it or deactivate it was nowhere to be found.

Users can tap the indicator to see more information and to access an option to load the original version of the page, which would be the full version. The update will also include a redesigned download history page that lets users filter their download history by file type.

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