YouTube Adds Dark Theme to iOS, Android Apps

YouTube Adds Dark Theme to iOS, Android Apps

Well like we said, right now the mobile roll-out has only just begun, and so far it's only hitting iOS-this follows the desktop launch of dark mode past year.

To activate the dark theme, head to the YouTube app settings and slide the little switch next to "dark theme" to the right ... and hey presto! Starting today, YouTube will be rolling out the Dark Mode feature to mobile devices beginning with iOS-powered smartphones and tablets. If any app actually needed a dark mode, it might be the YouTube app, which can be blindingly bright in a dark room. The company introduced a hidden dark mode for the desktop client in May 2017, around the same time when the service rolled out its cleaner and simpler Material Design-inspired interface.

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According to Google, a dark mode was one of the most requested features for its mobile apps. For now, the feature's only available on iOS, but Google says it's coming to Android soon.

YouTube explains right next to the desktop dark theme setting that it turns the light surfaces of the page dark, creating an experience ideal for night. Not the first time we've heard that phrase as Android users, but that's life.

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