As posted on How to activate YouTube’s hidden Dark Mode
If you tend to binge YouTube late at night, I have good news for you.
Reddit users have discovered a new “dark mode” on YouTube that gives the entire webpage a sleek, all-black look. Nothing about the update is official, so it requires a little bit of hacking, but here’s how you can get it:
Update Google Chrome to the latest version
Paste in “document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE” and hit enter
Close the developer window, refresh your browser
On the top right corner, you’ll be able to toggle dark mode either in your account settings or a separate menu if you’re logged out
The feature redesigns the page so that it is cleaner and more widely spaced out, all on a black background.
Here’s what it looks like in action:
And here’s what the normal design looks like:
YouTube hasn’t announced the feature or anything like it, but we’ve reached out for additional comment.