Saturday, 17 November, 2018

YouTube for Android gets dark theme

YouTube for Android gets dark theme YouTube for Android gets dark theme
Pete Mitchell | 02 August, 2018, 18:50

About two months iOS users had access to a dark theme, at a time when the owners of Android-devices could not understand why their version is not getting long-awaited updates. Many wanted the dark background to make nighttime YouTube viewing easier on the eyes. The feature was first added to the web version previous year. Further, the users will find the 'Dark Mode' toggle option under the "Remind me to take a break" button.

Said spotting was done by 9to5Google, with the theme seemingly being prioritised for phones and tablets sporting the Google-powered Android (which owns YouTube). Simply tap on your account icon in the upper right-hand corner, and go to Settings Dark theme, to toggle Dark Theme on or off. Also, anything previously white will be converted into the dark theme, including search pages, backgrounds, tabs, and even the minimized video player.

But screenshots that have emerged from other users show the same new dark grey look for YouTube.

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YouTube has finally launched a "dark theme" mode for its Android users. First and foremost being reduced strain to your eyes when you are using the YouTube app at night or in low-light. However, with the inexplicable delay in implementing this feature on Android as against desktop and iOS, we aren't holding our breath.

Based on the number of users who received the option today, it appears as though this is an official rollout of the feature.

We've seen Apple include a dark mode into the latest macOS Mojave build that darkens all the elements on a screen to offer a predominantly darker experience. There is an added benefit on video apps, though. With this being accomplished, YouTube service features would finally be uniform throughout all operating systems.

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