How to Enable YouTube's New Dark Mode

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Editor's Note: This story was updated on March 13 per dark mode coming to YouTube on mobile devices.

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 added it to the iOS app on March 13. Support for Android should be coming soon.

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How to activate YouTube's Dark Mode in a web browser:

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

2. Click Dark Theme.

yt3. Click the Dark Theme switch.


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How to activate Dark Mode in YouTube for iOS:

1. Tap the Profile icon in the top right corner.1520964961845

2. Tap Settings. 1520964991794

3. Turn Dark Mode on.


You've enabled dark mode in YouTube on iOS:


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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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