YouTube for iOS Gains New Dark Mode

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.

YouTube is a free download for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

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18 weeks ago
Still can't play videos picture-in-picture or background, but hey, dark mode guys!
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18 weeks ago
Nice addition.

Thread will be full of complaints about how iOS itself doesn't have a dark mode.
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18 weeks 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.
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18 weeks ago
It's not even true black though, which would especially be handy on the iPhone X with its OLED panel! :(
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18 weeks ago
Can we get a dark mode for MacRumors too?
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18 weeks 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.
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18 weeks ago
This is really exciting for me, I always turn on dark mode for everything, I just like the darker backgrounds and makes a lot of apps look better to me.
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18 weeks ago

Nice addition.

Thread will be full of complaints about how iOS itself doesn't have a dark mode.

Yours was the first negative post I read. =) Way to preempt it!
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18 weeks ago
...while you're at it, can YouTube stop recommending Doug Demuro and Joe Rogen to me? I visit Youtube, click subscriptions and watch everything there. I don't go to trending or watch recommend videos and I keep auto play turned off. I've never watched a video from either of these guys but YouTube is convinced I want to.

I honestly wish they'd let me block creators I'll never watch. I'd have a huge block list by now including fine brothers and every click bait Vlogger out there making videos for teenagers.

Edit: Just opted out of everything recommended...let's see if that works:



I only use YouTube on my AppleTV and nowhere else and AppleTV doesn't offer that opt out X button next to recommended content. Maybe it does on iOS? IDK.

Edit 2: OMG I think it worked? Nothing recommended



Edit3: Nope, just went to my AppleTV. it's recommending Ben Shapiro and Logan Paul . two topics I don't care about. Can i customize AppleTV YouTube to default on my subscriptions page? I don't want to see any of these jokers.
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18 weeks ago

It's not even true black though, which would especially be handy on the iPhone X with its OLED panel! :(


lol ok good, for a minute I thought my phone was defective... I was like wait a minute this is dark grey not black...


Google just paying homage to Apple's 50 Shades of Space Gray.:D:p
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