YouTube for Android and iOS finally gets a dark mode

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According to YouTube, the request for a dark theme was one of the "top requested features on mobile".

Let us know if you see Dark Mode hit your YouTube app at some point! From there, you'll notice the background of the app darkens to a deep gray color.

The iOS version is apparently rolling out today, with the Android version "coming soon". The dark theme as well accentuates the colours in the app, drawing the true colours of the videos out.

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YouTube explains right next to the desktop dark theme setting that it turns the light surfaces of the page dark, creating an experience ideal for night.

The dark mode was first spotted back in January by MacRumors. At the time, the feature wasn't made available to all users, nor was it officially announced by the company.

The update is rolling out to iOS users today and should arrive soon for Android users.

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YouTube's update is reportedly being done to reduce glare and give the app a more "cinematic view" as its users consume videos and even movies on the platform. The app will automatically switch to a darker hue, with no app restart necessary for the change to go into effect. YouTube said after the launch of the desktop feature that it would track its usage to see its popularity before deciding on a release for other devices.

What do you think about this feature?

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