Image credit – Android Police


Nowadays it seems that developers are adding “dark mode” as an option to their websites, apps, and so on. In fact earlier this year YouTube launched a dark mode for its desktop website, but for those wondering about whether or not it will be applied to the mobile app, you could be in luck.

According to a report from Android Police, it seems that an APK teardown of YouTube for Android, some evidence has been found to indicate that YouTube could be bringing dark mode to its mobile app. The feature is called “Dark watch” (or at least for now) and the description reads, “Use dark theme in the watch panel”.

However as you see in the screenshots above, the feature might not be complete yet. Basically it turns the top part of the app dark, but like we said, it doesn’t seem to be complete yet as icons and text have been obscured as a result of this. Presumably this will change at a later date, and possibly even the bottom part will go dark as well.

That being said, there is no word or guarantee as to whether or not this feature will be implemented. Companies like YouTube do test out features from time to time, and as we have seen previously where Google was testing a dark mode for Android, sometimes these features don’t necessarily make the final cut.

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