Ever found yourself watching videos on YouTube at 2 in the morning? The clean white UI of YouTube is one thing that I’m personally not a fan of especially at night.

Well, you can activate YouTube’s secret dark mode to give your eyes some rest.

Here’s how you can do it-

  • Make sure you have the most recent version of Google Chrome (that’s version 57 onwards)
  • Open up the developer window by hitting Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows, or Option + Command + I on Mac
  • Select the “console” tab
  • Paste in the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE” and hit enter
  • Close the developer window, refresh your browser, and the dark mode toggle is available in the main settings menu in the top right. Turning it on is as easy as flicking a light switch.

YouTube has still hasn’t officially announced this feature but it’s a part of a number of changes YouTube is testing for the website’s design.

Dark Mode: OFF


Dark Mode: ON






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