Android users can now get YouTube's dark mode

Joanna Estrada
July 30, 2018

We first noticed that YouTube was preparing to bring one to its Android app in November of past year, but while the web and iOS versions have had it for months, there's only been radio silence on the Android side.

Although not yet available to all Android users, the feature has begun rolling out at random on a trial basis, and we expect it won't be long before it's widely available. A few months after the YouTube dark mode made its appearance on iOS, it's finally available for YouTube on Android devices.

YouTube added a dark mode to its desktop site a year ago, and the company says that it became one of the most requested features for its apps. It was then revealed that the mobile apps would get it as well starting with the iOS version.

Some users are reporting that the official YouTube app on Android has mysteriously switched over to the dark theme.

YouTube is the most popular video streaming service, preferred as the first option by scores of content creators and millions of users around the world.

The dark mode appears to be quite nice for those who enjoy a darker tone to their apps, and as the setting suggest it extends to the entire app rather than just parts. There are no additional changes in terms of design when you apply the new theme, except for the obvious darker color, which isn't really black but more of a dark gray.

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