The favorite website of everyone – YouTube has worked for it’s audience who are up late night with YouTube. It has introduced a new feature i.e. YouTube dark mode.
There are many YouTube surfers after 2.A.M. also. When the lights are out and bright white light on your laptop screen would definitely strain your eyes.Watching whole night videos and waking up with dark circles is not an option.
So for these kinds on night owls YouTube has worked on a feature know as “Dark Mode”. Enabling the dark mode would switch from bright screen of white red color into black dark screen. This dramatic effect of YouTube provides soothing effect to eyes.
The major problem with this feature is that it is only for chrome users. The app still is untouched by the dark mode. To activate this feature you need to jump into the chrome’s developer tool. Just by following few steps, it would take less than a minute to get an option of darker mode.
Issue in the feature at this moment is that you need to dip your toe in google setting every time you close open the window of chrome to have that darker mode option.
The following steps would help you to enable darker mode
- Make it a point that you are using the recent version of google chrome (version 57 or later)
- Open YouTube in one tab and sigh in to your account
- Now it is time to dive into google’s developer tool by control+shift+I on windows and Command+option+I
- Choose console tab from the right panel in the chrome window.
- Copy and paste the under given link of code-
- Now click enter followed by closing of developer tool.
- Refresh the YouTube page
- On YouTube page click on your profile icon , there on the top right of the screen to search for extensive menu, which includes a dark line for dark mode. Using that option you can switch lights of your YouTube page
This is an experimental feature of google and is still not official. With people at different sides of coin when it comes to review the feature. Still many wanting it to be official but with a better version. There are many issues in the feature that needs to be resolved, specially introducing it in the app and different browser.
There are still many who are unaware from this secret feature- YouTube Dark Mode. Hoping for better improvements in the feature and google launching it soon.