YouTube’s Android app is finally getting a dark theme

YouTube’s Android app is finally getting a dark theme

YouTube’s Android app is finally getting a dark theme

The feature was announced in March past year, and first rolled out to the iOS version of YouTube's mobile app.

Desktop users are able to access the feature by clicking their profile on the top right hand corner and switching the dark mode toggle to on.

The rollout is occurring in phases and there's no definite timeframe that details when it will be completed.

The update is showing up for users who have posted screen shots on reddit, advising that the dark mode simply appeared when they opened the app. The app version is in use by quite a few people who don't have dark mode which leads us to believe it's a server side switch - so expect the long slow trollout we've come to expect from Google. There, just beneath the "Remind me to take a break" feature, is where the new Dark theme toggle sits.

The dark theme will thoroughly darken your YouTube, which in my opinion is far easier on the eyes than making the background a pure black.

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The theme can similarly be toggled on and off within the app's settings menu. Perhaps the biggest impact is on the video page, where the video player is now black before it fully loads. Whether that happened automatically or he forgot to mention that it needed to be enabled first, we'll never know.

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