YouTube joins the dark side with their new theme for Android

YouTube are going dark with their new colour theme on Android taking them away from the light side, but only if you choose to join them.

Android owners can at long last fulfil their dreams of scrolling through YouTube on their devices with a cool dark ambience accompanying their video discovery. YouTube have launched their dark theme on their Android app, 4 months after they launched the feature to happy iOS users.

However you might not want to celebrate just yet as the feature hasn’t been announced by Google themselves yet and was in fact reported by Reddit user u/Absinth92. The user noticed over the weekend that their YouTube app had changed to dark mode with the option to disable and enable it now in their app settings.

User U/Absinth92 strangely didn’t discover the feature to activate but opened their app at the weekend to find it running already. They said: “Weirdly enough, I didn’t do anything to turn it on. But I just found it in Settings under General.” Others have reported the feature in their YouTube app but it hasn’t been rolled out to everyone.

If you’re one of the lucky few you can check your settings in your YouTube app on your Android device. Head the General section and it should be the second option from the top if it has been enabled for you. Google haven’t spoken about the Android launch at all nor have they commented on certain users getting the feature whilst many don’t but hopefully this isn’t a mistake and it will be rolling out to all Android users soon.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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