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How to enable dark theme on YouTube

The dark design in the application is very popular. If possible, the user can choose the interface depending on their needs and time of day. So, in the evening dark mode reduces eye strain.

Google is testing the night mode in various services, including YouTube. While the dark interface is not officially supported on the hosting, but if you use Google Chrome, you can try to activate it manually.

We emphasize that this method only works in the web version of YouTube and only on Google Chrome.

How to enable night mode on YouTube

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome, go to the website and switch to Chrome DevTools. This can be done using the shortcut:

  • In Windows: Ctrl + Shift + I.
  • In macOS: Option + Command + I.

Step 2: Go to the tab Console.

Step 3: complete one of the following commands at the console (direct quotes):

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; path=/”

If the first doesn’t work, can come second or third option.

Step 4: Close the tool and refresh the page. You will notice that the site interface has changed a bit.

Step 5: Click on the image of your profile and select the option “Night mode”.

Step 6: Switch the toggle switch to “On”. Then you will see the dark interface mode.

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