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How to Enable Youtube Dark Theme On Your Desktop

Last updated on May 16th, 2017 at 12:32 pm EST

Google just opened the preview of  “Material Design” for Youtube to the public. What this means is you can try out the new Youtube design without any hacks or messing around with the url. All you need to do is go to youtube.com/new and opt in. Opting out as easy turning the switch off. One of the features everyone has been looking forward is the dark theme. Here we will tell you how to enable Youtube dark theme.

How to Enable Youtube Dark Theme

How to Enable Youtube Dark Theme

Step 1 – Go to https://www.youtube.com/new and click on “Go to Youtube”

Step 2 – Click on the “Sign in” button on top right of the screen if you are not already signed in.

Step 3 – Once you are signed in you will see the first character of your user id inside a circle on top right of the screen. Click on that and below menu will appear.

Step 4 – Click on Dark Theme Off option you see. Below popup will come up.

Step 5 – Toggle the “Activate Dark Theme” button and you are done.

In case you are wondering why Material Design, check out the reasons from Google below.

The key principles of this new design are:

  • Simplicity: The only thing you should be concerned about is watching the content you love. The new design is clean and fresh, thanks to the removal of visuals that can distract from your browsing or watching experience. We’re focused on making the content shine!

  • Consistency: The new design is aligned across Google platforms, including the YouTube mobile app, while still providing the features you know and love.

  • Beauty: We strive to combine beauty and purpose to create an effortless experience.


Are you fan of Youtube Dark Theme, we already are and will be keeping it for good. Are you? Let us know via comments below.