How to activate YouTube’s hidden Dark Mode

Activate YouTube Dark Mode using these steps.


How many times have you mindlessly watching YouTube videos late in the night? If you have do it often, you would have understood the strain that your eyes will experience due to the white space on the video platform.

How to activate YouTube’s hidden Dark Mode


To relieve your eyes from this struggle, YouTube seems to have a feature called Dark Mode that will make it easy for your eyes. A Reddit user has discovered this feature on YouTube. The Dark Mode on the platform turns the light surfaces of the page into dark ones. This way it creates an ideal night time experience while watching videos. Go ahead to know how to enable the Dark Mode setting on your browser.

Step 1

Open Chrome browser on your device and then the Chrome developer tools tab. If you use a Windows PC, then press Ctrl + Shift + I. If you use a Mac, then press Option + Cmd + I.

Step 2

Choose the Console tab, and paste document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE". Then hit Enter.

Step 3

Now, close the developer tools tab and then just refresh the page. Click on your avator on the top right left corner of the page. From the menu that appears, enable the Dark Mode option.

The catch

Though it is possible to enjoy the Dark Mode on YouTube without much strain to your eyes, there is a catch. You can do it only on Chrome 57 and above versions. Once you enable it, all the pages including the homepage of YouTube and the other channel pages will also be displayed in the Dark Mode automatically.

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