How to Enable Dark Mode in YouTube

Dark mode is becoming more and more popular as a means of looking at our screens. You can do it in iOS, WhatsApp, Android, and any number of other apps and platforms. YouTube joined the lights-out party a while ago, though the way to enable the feature has changed a bit over time.

Luckily, it’s now easier than ever (you used to have to go to Chrome’s developer options), and we’re going to show you how to enable it right here.

Want to learn more about whether dark mode is really good for your eyes? Read our in-depth feature on dark themes and how they affect your eyes and phone battery.

Activate Dark Mode on YouTube

Enable Dark Mode Youtube Dark Theme

Click your channel’s icon in the upper-right corner of the YouTube home page.

From the drop-down menu, click “Dark theme: Off,” then click the slider to switch the Dark Theme on.

That’s it!

Change Chrome Border to Dark Mode

How To Add Dark Mode Google Chrome Desktop

So now your YouTube is all dark and easy on the eyes, but you can probably see that the browser window is still glaring and bright. Whether you’re using Windows or Mac, you can fix this:

  • In Windows 10, right-click the desktop background -> Personalise -> Colours, then change “default app mode” to Dark.
  • In macOS, go to “System Preferences -> General -> Appearance,” .and click the Dark option.

Want to enable dark mode on every website you visit in Chrome? Here’s how


Activating YouTube’s Night Mode will provide you with exactly what is suggested as well as a few other developer features. What are some other features you have found? Having trouble setting up Night Mode? Either way, leave us a comment down below!

Robert Zak Robert Zak

Content Manager at Make Tech Easier. Enjoys Android, Windows, and tinkering with retro console emulation to breaking point.

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