YouTube has a secret dark mode - here's how to access it

YouTube has a secret dark mode - here's how to access it

As discovered by one resourceful Redditor, the secret mode appears to be available exclusively on the latest reiteration of Chrome (version 57 and above) - and once enabled, it seems to automatically apply to to the remainder of the website, including the homepage and the dedicated channel pages.

YouTube has reportedly introduced a secret dark mode, which can be activated in Chrome relatively easily by making a few changes to your Chrome browser.

YouTube is now testing out a Dark Mode for both Windows 10 and macOS.

Click on "About Google Chrome". Select this option and toggle the switch to enable the turn down the lights - activate the mode. Mac users can turn to MacRumors, which has offered simple, step-by-step instructions for Apple computers.

Click on the "Console" tab. Once a user activates the hidden dark mode, which seems better for night-time viewing, it applies to the rest of the website regardless of whether you're browsing the homepage or visiting a specific channel.

How to Enable YouTube Dark Mode on macOS?

You'll need to access the browser's developer tools and paste in some text from the Tweet above, refresh your browser, and then toggle the mode on in the menu you get when you click on your avatar. Enjoy, and try not to stay up too late browsing videos - after all, you have things to do tomorrow.

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