Here's how to turn on YouTube's hidden Dark Mode

How to activate YouTube's hidden dark mode on Google Chrome

If you've ever sat in the dark with a bright laptop open, you're likely familiar with the headache that habit can induce.

Google appears to be testing a Dark Mode feature for YouTube in the latest version of its Chrome 57 desktop browser.

The discovery was made and publicised by a Reddit poster and will turn those retina-blasting white spaces into gray and black. But since most websites are a bright white, including YouTube, there's not much you can do, right?

That said, you're welcome to enable "dark mode" any time you want, if you prefer the contrast provided by its color scheme. If you have the most recent download of Google Chrome, hit control + shift + I (Windows) or option + command + I (Mac).

Refresh the page, if the new layout is enabled, go to your avatar, and from the menu there should be a dark mode toggle. Those signed in can click their profile icon and scroll down to "Dark Mode". There are a couple of different ways to access this dark mode, and Williams broke down one of them in a subsequent tweet. Hopefully the fact that such a feature even exists means that YouTube will give it full support later on down the road, but for now, we have a couple of simple methods to use while we wait on an official launch.

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