YouTube is no magic spell but it has surely worked wonders for people. Not only are people spending hours binge-watching videos but they have also made YouTube a source of income. The more people watch your videos, the more money you make. In fact, people watch more than a staggering 1 billion hours of videos on YouTube alone everyday and this number is far bigger than the hours spend watching videos on Netflix and Facebook videos.
If you notice, phone manufacturers already know that YouTube is among people’s favorite app. This is why you’ll often find it on the front menu screen. The reason that it was acquired by Google sometime back is also another reason why the YouTube app makes a grand appearance on the home screen of a phone.
Even though YouTube on Desktop or smartphones has retained the same visual theme and style for more than a decade, it keeps making interesting changes to the UI to better engage the users. The Youtube dark theme/mode is one these many UI changes that became a hit among people. The YouTube Dark theme was introduced by YouTube on desktop in 2017 and as the demand for the new sophisticated, dark look grew, it was made available to iOS users.
More recently in late July, YouTube enables the access to dark theme mode on its applications for Android users too.
How YouTube dark theme is effective?
It’s not surprise that people spend hours browsing and watching videos on the #1 video sharing app. However, this consistent and extensive exposure to a bright screen doesn’t just impact the quality of your experience but also your vision and health.
It’s unhealthy to stare at a brightly lit screen for hours so turning on the dark theme mode on YouTube won’t just be soothing but also let users enjoy the controls and color better. Naturally, there will be less contrast, least glare and you will enjoy a smoother experience without interfering with the quality of the colors.
How to get YouTube dark theme on Android phones?
Follow these steps to get YouTube dark theme on Android:
1. Launch the YouTube application on your phone
2. Click on your account/profile icon (your profile picture) on the upper right corner of the screen
3. Click on settings
4. Click on general
5. Tap the option Dark Theme to enable it throughout the application
Dark is sophisticated and practical
Numerous users around the world began noticing the appearance of a dark theme mode option on YouTube App on iOS as 2018 began but the feature was in testing. Almost after more than half a year, the feature is out for Android users.
The change comes at a time when the dark theme mode is finding favor with the numerous big players like Twitter, Redditt, etc.
YouTube dark theme is fairly easy to turn on and off. If you have trouble following the steps in your Android phone to turn it on, just go to your account and look for general settings. There, you will be easily able to locate the on-off buttons for the dark theme mode.