Enable the new YouTube Dark Theme right now

YouTube is working on rolling out a new design for their desktop application. This new design is cleaner, easier to use and gives channels a brand new look. All that is great but what really has me excited is the all new dark theme. 

YouTube Dark Theme

They are still in the process of testing this out but in this article, I will show you how you can take advantage of this today. 

The 1st thing you need to do is go to http://www.youtube.com/new and click try it now to opt-in to the new design. 


The first thing you will notice is that the three tabs across the top are gone. We also have a cleaner tighter look along with some larger typeface across the board. 

To enable dark mode simply click on your profile icon in the upper right hand corner and select Dark Theme: Off. 

Finally, click on the activate dark theme. Welcome to the party! 

This is what the new channel view looks like for mine in dark mode.

Hi, I’m Dan Vega. I am a Software Engineer living just outside of one of my favorite places in the world, Cleveland, Ohio. I am a self-taught programmer who firmly believes that you can accomplish anything in this life if you put your mind to it, roll up your sleeves and are willing to put in the work.

I have been writing software for over 18+ years now and I use my knowledge, passion, and influence to help other developers achieve their goals. I teach online and currently, have over 30,000 students.

When I am not writing software, I have a number of things that really keep me busy. I love to read books, listen to podcasts and watch online courses. I have a real thirst for knowledge and it consumes me every single day of the week. I also love to run & lift heavy weights which keep me balanced throughout the week.

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