YouTube is adding a new dark theme to its iOS app, which is rolling out to iOS users starting today, reports The Verge.

The new theme, once available, can be activated by tapping on your account icon, selecting settings, and choosing "dark theme" to turn it on. Dark theme will invert many of the colors of the YouTube AI, replacing the traditional white background with a black background.

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YouTube introduced a hidden dark mode feature for the desktop starting last year, and since then, the feature has been one of the most requested for its mobile apps.

The dark theme for mobile devices has been in testing for the last few months and it has been previously available to a small number of YouTube users.

You may not see the new dark theme available as an option right away, but it should be rolling out to all iOS users over the course of the day. YouTube also says a dark mode is coming to Android in the near future.

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Top Rated Comments

aforty Avatar
41 months ago
Still can't play videos picture-in-picture or background, but hey, dark mode guys!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
41 months ago
Nice addition.

Thread will be full of complaints about how iOS itself doesn't have a dark mode.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blairh Avatar
41 months ago
Alright Apple, now it's your turn. iOS desperately needs this. Messages, Settings, Notes, all begging for a dark mode. Hell I'd like it in iTunes as well on the Mac.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ILikeAllOS Avatar
41 months ago
It's not even true black though, which would especially be handy on the iPhone X with its OLED panel! :(
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thewebb Avatar
41 months ago
Can we get a dark mode for MacRumors too?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrX8503 Avatar
41 months ago
Nice. All apps should have a dark mode.

What baffles me is Apple changed their wallet app from black to white. I don't know why they would consciously do this after the iPhone X release.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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