It has been over a year since Google released YouTube dark mode for desktop users which was later made available for iOS users. For some unknown reasons, Android users were last on the list where we saw the dark mode appearing and then eventually vanishing away. But now, Google has finally released the dark mode on YouTube for Android users around the world.
This new rollout was first spotted by a few lucky users who were quick to report about the same on Reddit. It was later confirmed by Google itself in a tweet where it revealed that it would be released for all users soon. Once the dark mode is enabled, it can help you reduce the stress on your eyes while using YouTube during night times. For those who have a smartphone with AMOLED display panel, it can also help their phone’s batteries to last a little longer.
If you have been thinking about how to enable YouTube dark mode on Android, here is a quick tutorial for you. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
Steps to enable YouTube dark mode on Android:
Step 1: Launch the YouTube app on your Android device and tap the profile icon on the top right corner.
Step 2: Tap Settings from the list of options.
Step 3: Tap General from the list of settings.
Step 4: Switch on the “Dark theme” toggle which will enable dark mode on YouTube app instantly.
This way, you will be able to make use of YouTube’s dark mode on your Android device. If you are unable to see the same for any reason, make sure you are running YouTube app version 13.35.51 or higher. If the dark mode still does not work for you, clear the app from the Recent Apps interface and then re-launch. Alternatively, you can also try installing the v13.35.51 manually using the APK.
If you still have any doubts or any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.