How to Enable YouTube's New Dark Mode

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If you're not a fan of your screen blasting your eyes with white light, you might like dark modes (the preferred app style of many, including night owls, goths, Sith Lords and Laptop Mag staffers). YouTube is the latest of these apps, and even though Google hasn't rolled it out to everyone yet, you can enable it immediately.cover

This process used to be a lot more complicated, and required coding and Google Chrome. YouTube seems to have seen the demand for this new feature, and taken steps to simplify it.

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Here's how to activate YouTube's Dark Mode:

1. Navigate to

2. Click Try It Now (or Go To YouTube if you see that instead). y1

3. Click your Profile icon in the top right corner.

4. Click Dark Theme.

yt11. Click the Dark Theme switch.


You've got YouTube's Dark Mode! Pop some popcorn and enjoy some videos!image 3092931493815615

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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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  • samuel Says:

    Aaaaawwwww.... that feels so much better!

  • John Roberts Says:

    Also works on Opera Browser on Windows

  • Malhar Says:

    Once you close chrome the dark mode vanishes and you have to repeat the process in order to get it back.

  • Steve Says:

    It works fine on Linux too.. Why didn't you mention Linux in the article? I feel that you shouldn't be creating content like this when you don't even know about all the bases you need to cover.

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