YouTube dark mode finally comes to Android
- YouTube’s dark mode has finally started to roll out on Android devices worldwide
- The mode’s rollout will occur in waves impacting certain countries before others
- Ironically, dark mode rolled out on another mobile operating system first before becoming available on Android despite the fact that Google owns YouTube
YouTube’s dark mode is finally coming to Android.
Ironically, dark mode had yet to launch on Google’s Android mobile operating system despite the fact that Google owns YouTube.
As expected, the roll out will occur in waves impacting specific countries first.
YouTube’s dark mode is finally coming to Android and will roll out in waves impacting specific countries first (Pictured, YouTube’s Content Chief Susanne Daniels)
If dark mode is currently available on a user’s phone, they’ll be notified when the YouTube app is first opened. In addition, users can also go into the General Settings option and toggle it on or off.
The process to turn dark mode on and off is similar in laptop and desktop devices. Users looking to do so should click their account icon in the top right corner of the screen, click on ‘Dark theme’ and then click the toggle switch either on or off.
What is YouTube’s dark mode?
YouTube’s dark mode is a features that converts the video sharing site’s white background to black and replaces the black text with white.
The reason for this is help protect the user’s vision, as staring closely at a bright screen in a dimly-lit room for too long can damage it temporarily.
Dark mode was first launched in April 2017, initially as a desktop web browser version. In March 2018, it rolled out to mobile users on iOS first before now becoming available to Android users.