Date
14 December 2018
YouTube has launched dark mode for some Android users, automatically activating the feature on the app, according to reports. Photo: Reuters
YouTube has launched dark mode for some Android users, automatically activating the feature on the app, according to reports. Photo: Reuters

YouTube rolls out dark mode for some Android users

YouTube has rolled out the so-called dark theme for some Android users, following announcements of the feature being added to the iOS version in March this year and the desktop version in 2017.

The online video-sharing platform on July 27 rolled out the feature of a dark mode among users of Android app, 9to5Google.com reported.

The dark theme allows a user to tone down the screen’s glare and experience YouTube with a dark background.

The dark mode is automatically applied along with a pop-up at the screen bottom showing the new feature, serving as a prompt.

For those who don’t want automatic activation, they can go to “Settings” and then “General”. Underneath Digital Wellbeing’s “Remind me to take a break” feature, users can locate a “Dark Theme” button, which they can manually switch on and off.

The color of the theme in an Android app is more of a “dark gray”, just like that of the desktop and an iOS app, instead of a “straight black color”.

The dark mode became one of the most requested features for YouTube’s Android app, The Verge quoted the tech giant as saying.

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