Saturday, 18 August, 2018

YouTube for Android gets dark theme

The Best iPhone Apps Offering Dark Mode Recommended by Apple YouTube for Android gets dark theme
| 02 August, 2018, 18:48

After YouTube on the web received a dark mode late a year ago, Google announced that the option to change the theme would be coming to iOS and Android back in March. The dark theme basically reverses the color of the YouTube app UI (user interface) by replacing the white background with black. Those who totally hate the dark theme's particular shade of gray unfortunately can't opt for a deeper shade of black, though.

It is worth noting that the dark theme is very useful at any time of the day.

YouTube are going dark with their new colour theme on Android taking them away from the light side, but only if you choose to join them.

To toggle on the 'Dark Mode' on their Android YouTube app, users will need to go to the Setting menu and then they'll need to navigate to the Digital Wellbeing section. The feature will assist users in easily find new channels and videos while browsing on mobile. A notification will appear at the bottom of the screen to tell users about the change.


The background of the app settings, search pages and everything that was earlier in white would take the dark theme. "We quickly concluded that the way most people would expect themes to work and the way Dark Mode works were fundamentally different".

However, the roll out for the new feature is not universal, meaning not all devices can now take advantage of it.

If you're using Android then you can download the latest update of YouTube from the Google Play Store. There is an added benefit on video apps, though.

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