YouTube has a hidden Dark Mode. Here’s how to activate it


If you tend to binge YouTube late at night, I have good news for you.
Reddit users have discovered a new “dark mode” on YouTube that gives the entire webpage a sleek, all-black look. Nothing about the update is official, so it requires a little bit of hacking, but here’s how you can get it:

  • Update Google Chrome to the latest version
  • Open the console by hitting Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows or Option + Command + I on Mac or go to View > Developer > Javascript Console in the menu
  • Paste in “document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE” and hit enter
  • Close the developer window, refresh your browser
  • On the top right corner, you’ll be able to toggle dark mode either in your account settings or a separate menu if you’re logged out
  • That’s it!

The feature redesigns the page so that it is cleaner and more widely spaced out, all on a black background

here’s what the normal design looks like:

And Here’s what it looks like in action:


YouTube hasn’t announced the feature or anything like it, but we’ve reached out for additional comment.


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