YouTube Dark Mode Surfaces in Latest Desktop Chrome Browser Update

  • YouTube Dark Mode Surfaces in Latest Desktop Chrome Browser Update

YouTube Dark Mode Surfaces in Latest Desktop Chrome Browser Update

The discovery was made and publicised by a Reddit poster and will turn those retina-blasting white spaces into gray and black. Thankfully, if you're up all night in the dark watching pimple popping videos, you don't have to risk the pain.

Google appears to be testing a Dark Mode feature for YouTube in the latest version of its Chrome 57 desktop browser.

Press Ctrl+Shift+I on the YouTube homepage to open developer window.

Paste in the following command: document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE" into the console window and press enter.

Close the developer tools sidebar and refresh the YouTube page.

YouTube, for all of its benefits, still lacks at least one basic feature a lot of other video players around the web have.

Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen and select Dark Mode. You favorite video streaming website seems to be testing out a new dark mode, which is now hidden to most users.

Furthermore, Youssef Sarhan points out that adding "gaming" to the beginning of your YouTube URL will load the page with a dark UI, achieving a similar effect without having to change things in the console.