YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' - this is how you activate it

15 April, 2017, 02:07 | Author: Alicia Barber
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You favorite video streaming website seems to be testing out a new dark mode, which is now hidden to most users.

If you're running Google Chrome 57 or above, it turns out there's a hidden dark mode.

YouTube is testing a new Dark Mode that can be enabled by following some simple instructions.

Dark Mode is now only available on desktop and not on the YouTube mobile app.

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Close developer tools and refresh the page. Windows users can do this by hitting "Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows" and Mac users can achieve this by pressing "Option + Command + I".

"In the table that opens there should be a row named "VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE", double click the "value" cell and replace it with this code: fPQ4jCL6EiE then press enter". I personally appreciate this move since the darker theme will make the viewing experience less stressful on the eyes when you're watching content for hours.

A feature has been discovered in YouTube that completely transforms how the site looks.

Click your YouTube profile picture, select Dark Mode from the dropdown, and toggle the switch to enable the mode. Really, this is just a cool way to see what YouTube may be including in future releases.

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