When it comes to watching videos online, there’s only one name which comes in our mind YouTube! YouTube is an American originated video sharing website which was initially created by Chad Hurley, Steve, Chen and Jawed Karim in the year 2005 and Google bought it for US$1.65 billion in 2006. This website is among the top online streaming service till date.
YouTube allows the user to upload, view, share, report, add to favorites and comment on videos. Going on to the statistics, more than 400 hours of content is uploaded on YouTube every minute and one billion hours of content are watched every day.
YouTube, like most other website has a white background, which helps during daytime but does not seem to help your eyes during the night. Keeping your eyes protected especially during night is very important so for that YouTube has a secret Dark Mode which you can turn on to make the background black.
By enabling the dark mode, you can darken everything on the screen which can reduce the strain on the eyes while watching videos at night. You can change the white theme of the website to black. The dark mode also dims the vibrancy of the videos.
Since the dark mode is not officially announced yet, you have to perform some simple steps to do so. Here’s how to activate Dark mode on YouTube:
Step 1: Before starting, check whether you have the latest version of Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox or not. If not download it from store.
Step 2: Open the web browser on your PC
Step 3: You need to open the developer menu by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I on Windows. Mac users can open the developer menu by pressing Option+Command+I.
Step 4: Click on the console tab
Step 5: Paste the following text in the last line:
Step 6: Now Hit the Enter button and close the developer window on the browser and click the refresh button.
Step 7: Open the YouTube website and log in your account. And click on your profile icon on the top right corner.
Step 8: You will see a switch next to which it is written Activate dark mode. Click on that button and enable it.
That’s it, You have successfully enabled the dark mode on YouTube. Now you can enjoy by watching videos on the website all night without harming your eyes.