Enjoy using your Chromebook at night? You (or at least, your eyes) might enjoy the next feature making its way to Google’s computing operating system.
Keen-eyed Reddit users have spotted a “Night Light” mode in Chrome OS’ experimental Canary channel, where new-but-incomplete builds of the operating system are tested before rolling out to the public at large.
Night Light allows Chromebooks to tint the screen with a yellowish hue during certain times of the day. This is designed to reduce eyestrain late at night and help keep users from staying wide awake late into the night.
Similar to iOS’ Night Shift and Amazon Fire’s Blue Shade feature, Night Light supposedly aids sleep by reducing the amount of “cool” colors on screen, which has been shown in studies to be more likely to get in the way of a good night’s rest after the sun’s set.
It’s unknown how long it will be until Google rolls out a stable version of its operating system with Night Light built-in. That said, the feature can’t be too far off, given its sighting on Google’s Canary track for Chrome OS.
However, with the Google IO 2017 developer conference less just over one day away, we wouldn’t be surprised if the tech giant makes a quick announcement bringing attention to the eye-saving feature — if only to assure us it hasn’t forgotten about Chrome OS, especially in light of Google’s mysterious side project, Fuchsia.