How to Change the Theme in Google Chrome

Have you ever used someone else’s computer, and their Google Chrome looked different than yours? Or do you enjoy customizing the appearance of things on your computer and are looking for a different style? The Google Chrome Web Store includes some different themes that you can install to change the way Chrome looks.

Our tutorial below will show you how to install a new theme in Chrome and switch to it. This will affect the appearance of things in your browser. Many of the themes are free, and you can even undo the switch if you don’t like the way it looks. So continue below to see how to change the theme in Google Chrome.

Before you make a change to Chrome you might want to find your Chrome bookmarks location and create a backup in case something goes wrong.

How to Get a New Theme in Google Chrome

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome browser. By completing the steps in this article you will be going to the Chrome Theme Store, selecting a new theme, and installing it on your computer.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome.

Step 2: Click the Customize and Control Google Chrome button at the top-right of the window.

how to change the theme in google chrome

Step 3: Choose the Settings option.

open google chrome settings

Step 4: Click the Themes button in the Appearance section of the menu.

click the themes button under appearance

Step 5: Find a theme that you want, then click it.

how to get a different theme in google chrome

Step 6: Click the blue Add to Chrome button at the top-right of the window.

how to add a new theme to chrome

The theme will install and switch immediately. If you don’t like the way it looks, you can click the Undo button at the top-left of the window.

undo a theme switch in google chrome

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