It is purely an aesthetic choice. A number of apps today have embraced dark mode, including Twitter; Twitter clients Tweetbot 4 and Twitterific 5; Reddit and the Reddit clients Beam, Narwhal, and Apollo; podcast player Overcast; calendar app Fantastical 2; Telegram X; Instapaper; Pocket; Feedly; and. The revamp also saw change in the company's logo. According to the compabny, activating dark theme cuts down on glare and takes in the true colours of the videos that the user is watching. Since these devices are ideal for watching the short YouTube videos while on a commute or in bed at night. Data suggests that most of this audience is using the service through smartphones and tablets.
First the frontpage to which a darker background has been applied except for the middle part of the site that is listing recent subscription activities. However, so far this feature is available only on desktop. Editor's Note: This story was updated on March 13 per dark mode coming to YouTube on mobile devices. Changing the style to a darker theme does not change the site's functionality in any way. Without it, you cannot save videos for later or view your history or get recommendations.
The navigation tab is shifted to the bottom and the new design also comes with a separate Accounts and Library tabs. Update 2: YePpHa is not available anymore. You can now enjoy dark or black mode on YouTube with ads. Unlike on the frontpage, where parts remained in lighter colors, everything has been turned into darker shades on this page. If you prefer to turn off the black theme again you can simply uninstall or disable the userscript to do so.
One Redditor claimed they were able to force the Dark Theme to appear by force-closing the app, then relaunching it. As an added bonus, the app also blocks any YouTube ads and allows Background playback. The said dark mode is currently labeled Dark Watch on YouTube v12. Want to enjoy dark mode on Youtube? You find additional skins and themes for YouTube on. Depending on your device, the location for the Unknown sources setting could be a bit different. YouTube is calling it the 'Dark theme', which not only makes the background Black, but removes the White colour from the sidebar as well.
Another other additions, YouTube now also lets users turn change the colour of its background to black. I suggest you check out YePpHa Center instead which supports a dark theme for the site and still works at the time of writing. Dark Theme screenshot, Reddit user While a relatively minor tweak, a dark mode has been among the top requests from YouTube users for a variety of reasons, beyond it just looking cool. It is not really that big of a deal but it is something you should be aware of. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively.
The design changes and new features are available on both and versions of the YouTube app. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. It appeared that YouTube was toying with the option of a dark mode on mobile when several users. YouTube is getting a redesign, and it includes a nifty new Dark Theme specifically made to be easier on the eyes at night. Have you ever installed a userscript, or style, to modify a web page? Keep trying different things and force closing.
The next best thing is to make the best out of the new homepage. You've got YouTube's Dark Mode! Tap the Profile icon in the top right corner. It will be found under settings menu. You may remember that the design has been changed not long ago, moving subscriptions and channels more into the focus on the start page, along with a big flashy ad at the top of the page. . The theme is provided as a userscript that needs to be installed into the web browser of choice. Click the Dark Theme switch.
Similarly, the new style — and Dark Theme — are currently just being tested on the web browser version of YouTube. It may be some time though before you get the YouTube v13. Another other additions, YouTube now also lets users turn change the colour of its background to black. Start the YouTube app again and the dark theme should work. According to Android Police, YouTube might soon be bringing a Dark mode to its Android app. We already showed you back then. Also, since this is a mod, not obviously available on the Play Store, tough luck about regular updates.