The secret “dark mode” of Youtube that few know

Dark Youtube

Dark Youtube

We all know YouTube, both to follow influencers, to look for information that interests us, to watch series or even to watch movies online.

Although the video giant aspires to much more. A few days ago we talked about how Youtube TV is going to try to dominate the television sector. 

According to the official Youtube blog, they have reached 1000 million hours a day in visualizations. In short, it could match the hours of conventional TV viewing.

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Possibly you are one of the people who spend more than an hour a day surfing YouTube, jumping from one video to another. Today we bring for you in Digital Marketing Trends a hidden “dark” mode for you with which you will force less sight and protect your eyes.

How to activate the “dark mode” of Youtube?

This very little known (not to say unknown) Youtube mode seems to only be enabled in the latest version of Chrome (57 et seq.). This “dark” mode is about enabling the background color of Youtube to be black or dark colors. Both the homepage of the website and the channels to which it is accessed.

Youtube mode seems to only be enabled in the latest version of Chrome Click To Tweet

1. Open the Chrome Developer’s Inspector.

In windows:

You can do this in two ways:

  1. On the one hand, press the right button and go to “Inspect”.
  2. Press the Ctrl + Shift + I buttons.

On Mac:

1. You can access it by pressing Option + Cmd + I.

The goal is to open the next window.

2. Access the “console” menu and enter the following code

Document.cookie = “VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE = fPQ4jCL6EiE”

Press Enter.
3. Close the “Inspection” window and refresh the page. You will see that the dark mode is not activated.

4. Activate the dark mode by accessing the settings menu in the upper right.

To activate dark mode youtube

Got it !. So you can see YouTube now …

From this moment you will have activated the dark mode of Youtube. Do you notice more relaxed your view?

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On the other hand, if you love movies and do not want to spend money renting them on Youtube, I recommend this article on the best websites to watch movies online that surely interests you. We checked them one by one !! 


Devendra Singh

Director, Content Strategy at Digital Marketing Trends. I develop, evaluate, and improve the company's content strategies. Providing a big online presence for SMEs and StartUps.