How To Turn YouTube Dark

YouTube is a popular video-sharing website. However, the interface’s background is completely white. Hence, during the night, the glare from the screen might affect your eyes and viewing experience.

Luckily, there is a somewhat hidden “YouTube night mode” feature. This feature darkens YouTube or turns the interface black. In this article, we explain how to get night mode on YouTube.

How To Enable Dark Mode On YouTube

There is now an easier way to activate YouTube’s dark mode. Below, the old method required you to add a line of code via developer tools.

However, YouTube now has a quicker and simpler way to turn on the Dark Theme. Video at end of the article.

  • All you have to do is click on your profile picture, and then click “Activate Dark Theme
  • Or, on some devices, you have to click your profile picture, then click “Dark Theme” and swipe the bar to activate it.
Turn On YouTube Dark Theme, YouTube Night Mode
How To Easily Turn On YouTube Dark Theme

Please note that if you do not have access to the feature as explained above, you may use the old method outlined below to access it.

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How To Activate YouTube Night Mode

How To Activate YouTube Night Mode Feature

In order to enable Dark Mode in Chrome and Firefox, you must have the latest version of the respective browser installed. Once you do, here’s what to do:

How To Enable Dark YouTube Mode In Chrome

  • Firstly, open Chrome.
  • Go to
  • You now have to access developer tools.
    • To do so, on Windows Press Windows+Alt+I.
    • However, for Mac, Press Option(⌥)+Command(⌘)+I
  • Once the developer tools menu opens, click on the Console tab.
dark mode youtube developer tools chrome
  • Then, at the end of the text, paste

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; path=/"

Alternatively, you may paste

text: document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE"

  • Once complete, close the developer tools window and refresh the page.
  • Now, click on your YouTube profile icon.
  • Lastly, click on Dark Mode to activate the hidden feature.

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