How to Set the Dark Theme Background on YouTube

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that YouTube is the best online video streaming service we have right now. Though many other video-streaming platforms may have come up to compete with YouTube, its wide user base doesn’t seem to be even slightly affected.

The ‘Dark Theme’ Background is Here!

To keep users engaged, YouTube has introduced new features and updates time and again. Recently, YouTube underwent a major update that allows users to change the background of the YouTube site. Moreover, the company also went on to bring some additions to their logo.

Users, who prefer streaming their favorite videos during night time, can benefit from the new feature which YouTube has introduced lately. The already white background can be turned into a ‘dark theme’, as YouTube calls it, allowing users to stream videos during late hours. However, this feature is only available for the desktop platform as of now. Perhaps, we will get to see this feature soon in our mobile apps as well.

The ‘dark theme’ feature not only turns the background color from white to black but also changes the white color from the sidebar as well. Apparently, the dark theme background cuts down the extra glare and gives out true colors of the videos that the users are watching.

How to Set the Dark Theme Background

Follow some simple steps and change the background color of your YouTube. Here’s how you can change the background on YouTube from white to black:

Step 1:

The first step would be to open your web browser and then visit YouTube.

Step 2:

Sign in to your account with your credentials (the same used for your Google account).

Step 3:

Once you’re logged in, click on your profile picture present on the upper-hand right corner of the screen.

Step 4:

As you click on your picture, a drop-down will open in front of you, allowing you to skim through a lot of options. Scroll down a bit lower until you find the option ‘Dark Theme’

Step 5:

By default, this feature will be turned off. Click on ‘Dark Theme’ and you will find a toggle to activate the feature. Click on the toggle and activate the dark theme. You will immediately notice that the background color has changed from white to black.

If you’re wondering how would you go back to the original white background then it’s really simple. By clicking on the same toggle, the dark theme background setting will deactivate and you will get back to the white background.

This feature really works better for users who’re streaming videos at night. It saves your eyes from a lot of strain. For now, we’re waiting for YouTube to launch the same feature on the mobile app!

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