YouTube appears to be in the testing phase of adding a new dark theme for its official iOS app, according to reports.

Reddit user Dean Cobb revealed on Monday night that a new dark mode was already live as an option in the Settings section of the app after updating to version 13.01.4.

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Dark mode via Redditor amievengabereal

However, as of this morning, rollout of the feature still seems to be limited to a handful of users, suggesting a selective server-side activation on YouTube's end.

App Store release notes for YouTube version 13.0.1 make no mention of the dark mode addition either, but we'll update this article if the rollout gains pace anytime soon.

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Top Rated Comments

MrGimper Avatar
58 months ago
Can’t they just do PiP please....
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sefstah Avatar
58 months ago
It’s 2018, still no dark mode feature for iOS?!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
58 months ago
And the subscription isn’t even available in all countries.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
foobarbaz Avatar
58 months ago
I'd rather have a simple back button
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slammer0 Avatar
58 months ago
They have PiP enabled for Youtube Red
That's just not true.

People just want YouTube to work on an iOS the same way as it works on macOS. Including background playback and PiP. It is stupid that they still didn't add this. But this is how monopoly works...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HopefulHumanist Avatar
58 months ago
Not going to happen. They have PiP enabled for Youtube Red. Looks like this and offline viewing will be reserved for those who pay for the subscription :(
I have YT Red and it does NOT have PIP enabled; it’s one of my biggest complaints about YouTube on iOS.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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