How to enable YouTube Dark Mode

In online video players, it is usual to find a dark mode, or a night mode, which is basically a web design with black as a base. Changing the contract is for something as simple as preventing white backgrounds from bothering you when you are trying to view the playback content. Can you imagine that the cinema was with the lights on when you watch a movie? Well, in fact, just as stupid is the design of YouTube that has been maintained until now. But finally we can activate the dark mode on YouTube, and we tell you how.

The solution for many users has been to use full-screen playback, which eliminates all elements of the screen other than the playback of the video content. But now, at last, Google has introduced to YouTube what they call dark mode, although it is also being called night mode. As Twitter did, for example, it is a change of the design template to replace the whites by blacks, in a complete change of contrast that allows reducing the annoyances when we are playing video on the platform.

How to enable YouTube Dark Mode

How to enable YouTube Dark Mode

At the moment the Mountain View company is trying out this YouTube dark mode, so the way to activate it is not too easy. We did not find the option within the settings and the configuration of the video platform in streaming, but we have to access the development panel of Google Chrome. Using this web browser, in Windows press Ctrl + Shift + I, and in MacOS; Option + Command + I. Doing this will open the Google Chrome Console and we can now enter the text document.cookie = “VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE = fPQ4jCL6EiE”, as is.

Then you can close the Web Browser Console and reload the page, YouTube, to access the upper right corner and click on the YouTube profile. In this way, we will find, among the drop down options, the one corresponding to the activation of the night mode. And it will be saved the possibility of using the night mode unless we delete the cookies of the browser. Because basically with this procedure what we do is to create a cookie so that the server allows the activation of the dark mode within the video platform in streaming.