YouTube app now has Dark Theme, but only on iOS

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Android as a platform steered away from having a dark theming option back in 2016 as a way to cater to nighttime ease of use. Instead, tweaks in color temperature and individual applications took their course of actions — though Sony has set itself out as a recent reversion.

Well, at least one bit of Google is following on in the old habit. YouTube has announced that its iOS app now has a Dark Theme that can be toggled on in the settings of the app.

For the lazy viewer that chooses not to fullscreen their experience, they can at least watch their video of choice minimized to the top portion of the screen (or shrunk to a tiny box at the bottom right corner of the screen) without being blinded by white interface elements in a pitch black room.

As for the Android app, well, all YouTube will say that the feature will come “soon.”

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.