Once dark theme is enabled you'll notice areas of the website that were previously white are now dark.

Google recently added functionality allowing users to darken the appearance of YouTube when viewed through a web browser.  While it’s unlikely to make a big difference for most if Night Light or Night Shift is enabled, every bit counts!

The dark theme functionality can be enabled by first selecting your user icon in the top right corner of the webpage.

Access your YouTube settings by selecting your user icon in the top right of the webpage

Once the user icon is selected you will be presented with several options, one of which is to enable the dark theme.

Selecting the user icon presents users with several options

Then, select “dark theme: off” to bring up the toggle allowing you to enable the dark theme.

Select dark theme to bring up the on-off toggle

Once enabled the dark theme will replace most white areas with black and invert the color of fonts allowing them to remain visible.

Once dark theme is enabled you’ll notice areas of the website that were previously white are now dark.

For best results, enable dark theme and activate full-screen mode on your browser.  That way the light appearance of the top of your web browser will be temporarily hidden.  For Chrome and Edge users simply press the F11 key to active full-screen mode and the same to deactivate it.

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  1. There’s the Stylish extensions for Chrome and Firefox, and people have contributed dark theme CSS modifications (among other things) for popualr sites.

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