Talk of dark modes coming to apps and even iOS and Android as a whole has been a general and constant theme for a few years now, and one of the apps that has been mentioned more than a few times is Google’s YouTube.
Now, YouTube does actually have a dark mode to call its very own, if you’re using an iOS device.
Starting today, anyone with an iPhone or iPad can enable a “dark theme” by heading over to the app, tapping the account icon and then selecting settings. In there, they will find a new option for the aforementioned dark theme – flick this on and away you go.
Android user? Oddly, you’re unfortunately going to have to wait a little while before you get your very own dark mode, with Google simply saying that we can expect it at some point in the future thanks to the decidedly noncommittal “coming soon” statement.
YouTube did previously add a dark mode to its desktop website earlier this year, and since then, it has become one of the most requested mobile features, according to the company. As you might expect from a dark mode, flicking the switch simply inverts the app’s colors, giving the normally white interface an altogether more cinematic look and feel thanks to a liberal coating of black paint.
All in all, the effect is an impressive one, and if you’re in the camp that has been crying out for more dark mode-enabled apps, then we doubt you will be disappointed with what YouTube looks like here.
Unless, of course, you’re an Android user. You’re just going to have to wait.
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