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YouTube for Android is now receiving dark mode option

Published 7/31/2018 by IanDorfman

Google's flagship mobile operating system is now getting support for a dark theme on one of the company's most popular websites months after its competing operating systems received support for it.

Though the ability to change the video sharing site's theme from light to dark has been available on desktop and laptop computers since its redesign last year, and the dark theme has also been available for iOS devices for months, the feature has yet to be officially rolled out to Android users. According to multiple reports, this is now changing.

Though previously possible to enable dark theme support on the Android version of the YouTube app, it had to be manually enabled following this guide from XDA Developers. However, over the past couple of days, users on Reddit as well as other social networks. According to Richard Gao at Android Police, some users received an in-app notification about dark mode being available on the bottom of their Android device screens.

This rollout does, however, seem to be gradual and in waves instead of a global rollout to all YouTube users running Android. Google has yet to release an official statement confirming the nature of the rollout for native dark theme support on YouTube for Android, nor has it released any planned dates or rollout criteria.

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