YouTube will soon roll out its dark mode, one of the feature that has been exclusive to YouTube app, to its web version of the platform. This was confirmed in a tweet by Alex Jolicoeur, technical lead of YouTube, who revealed that the functionality will become available soon on desktop and laptop computers as well as on mobile devices. Unfortunately, no specific date was given, but it’s worth noting that just like with any other software release, there are always bugs and glitches that need to be ironed out and this time around dark mode might not be ready for primetime when first deployed. YouTube Dark Mode Coming to Web
What you need to know about dark mode
If you’re using YouTube on your computer, then soon you’ll be able to watch all of your favorite videos in a dark interface instead of its standard white one. The feature is currently available for Android and iOS mobile devices, but will soon be released for PC users as well. Here’s what you need to know about it.
What is YouTube doing about this?
According to their tweet, they are aware of their issue and already working on a fix. They stated that users can rest assured that it will be fixed as soon as possible. You can also see comments from other YouTube Team members responding that they are looking into fixing it ASAP.
When will we see the fix?
A YouTube spokesperson told PCMag via email, We are working on updating YouTube’s web UI with a dark theme. This feature is currently in development and will be rolled out soon. That’s not a specific timeline, but at least it’s something.
How can I disable it?
YouTube has been testing its dark mode feature, which it debuted on mobile last year, for desktop web users over the past few months. The setting is supposed to flip automatically, but if you aren’t seeing it yet and don’t want to wait any longer, here’s how you can enable YouTube dark mode right now.
How can I use it now?
YouTube’s dark mode is in beta testing, and if you want to give it a try, you can download a browser extension called YouTube Dark Mode. To set up YouTube dark mode on your desktop: Download YouTube Dark Mode. Click Add Extension in your browser. Check off Allow in incognito (optional). Restart your browser.