YouTube Dark Mode Now Rolling Out to Android Devices

Yolanda Curtis
July 31, 2018

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. Head on over to XDA who have a comprehensive guide as to how to go about manually enabling dark mode on the official Android app.

The rollout is occurring in phases and there's no definite timeframe that details when it will be completed. The app version is in use by quite a few people who don't have dark mode which leads us to believe it's a server side switch - so expect the long slow trollout we've come to expect from Google. It is also worth noting that phones with the OLED panel will deliver darker blacks than standard display panels.


The dark theme will thoroughly darken your YouTube, which in my opinion is far easier on the eyes than making the background a pure black.

The setting to enable the dark mode, according to 9to5Google, can be found under Settings General Dark theme.


Now, don't panic if you still don't have see the option.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki also made an announcement telling that now, YouTube boasts of 1.9 billion users monthly active users and that users watch 180 million hour's worth videos on TV screens a month. As always, if you have anything to share, feel free to sound them off in the comments section below!


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