How to activate YouTube's hidden Dark Mode

YouTube's Dark Mode

YouTube Hidden Dark Mode

Dark mode turns the light surfaces of the page dark, creating an experience ideal for the users who use YouTube till very late hours of the night or in a dark room like that of mine.

Watching YouTube is now a habit for me, creating videos, learning and motivating myself all at one place. Though being a human being we get bored of a thing to which we regularly watch, so here is a hidden YouTube feature that will allow you to tweak with the original YouTube user interface a bit.

Requirements for activating YouTube's dark mode are as follows:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Google Chrome (i.e., version 57 and above)
  • Open the Inspect window by hitting Ctrl+Shift+I on Windows, or Option+Command+I on Mac
  • Select the Console tab
  • Paste the following text:  

    and hit enter.
  • Close the Inspect Window and refresh your browser, and dark mode can now be found in the main settings menu in the top right. Turn it on and enjoy a new dark experience!

The feature is not yet officially announced by YouTube but it can be seen after a number of changes.

You can watch a GiF image below and by following the steps in the GiF you can activate Dark Mode in YouTube.

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