YouTube added a dark mode to the desktop website last year and this gave mobile users hope that the company would bring a dark mode to the mobile apps as well. That’s finally happening today. YouTube has confirmed that it’s rolling out a dark mode for the iOS and Android apps. The dark theme won’t be activated by default so users will have to venture into the settings and enable it manually.
Users particularly like dark themes as it makes it easier to use apps in low light and in the dark. It was reported a couple of months ago that Google might soon bring a dark mode to its YouTube app after adding one to the desktop site last year.
Google says that the dark mode became one of the most requested features for its mobile apps after it was added to the desktop site in 2017. The dark mode is going to invert some colors on the user interface which will make the entire app a bit easier on the eyes.
The YouTube dark mode is rolling out today for iOS users and Google says that the update is “coming soon” for Android users. The dark theme can be enabled by going to settings and selecting the relevant option.