Google appears to be testing a Dark Mode feature for YouTube in the latest version of its Chrome 57 desktop browser.

The built-in mode was discovered on Thursday and shared in a Reddit post, and while the setting doesn't appear by default, a quick command in the developer console is all that's required to enable it.

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YouTube Dark Mode in Chrome with black theme enabled

Follow these steps to enable the YouTube dark mode in Chrome on Mac. Make sure you're signed in to YouTube before performing the steps.

  1. Press the keyboard combination shortcut Option + Command + I to open the developer tools sidebar.
  2. Click the Console tab.
  3. Paste document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE" into the console and press enter.
  4. Close the developer tools sidebar and refresh the YouTube page.
  5. Click your YouTube profile picture, select Dark Mode from the dropdown, and toggle the switch to enable the mode.

Google Chrome is available to download for free on the Chrome website. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

Rychiar Avatar
56 months ago
I wish all websites and OSS were dark. Sick of burning my eyes on white screens
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaPizzaMan Avatar
56 months ago
Netflix decided to go the other way on this one with insanely bright ads that wake you up if you fall asleep while Netflix is playing. I guess it may motivate people to turn their tv off though. But if not at least it'll make us groggy and grumpy.
You're trolling, right?

Netflix doesn't have ads.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dilster3k Avatar
56 months ago
Wow guys big news eh? I've literally been using dark mode and the new layout for 8 weeks now on Safari, even though it's been available for months now.

Just look up the code and give it into the java console...

Edit: Tada!


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Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Speechless Avatar
56 months ago
Dude, how? I'd really appreciate it if you could tell me
It's part of YouTube's new interface.
I wish I could be more of more help but I seriously just logged in one day and the interface was different (like when Twitter updates). There's an option there:

Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Te0SX Avatar
56 months ago
Works perfect with Vivaldi.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrGuder Avatar
56 months ago
How can I do this with Safari?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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