Enable YouTube Dark Mode

YouTube Dark Mode has been a feature of YouTube Gaming for a while and for those of us who knew how to hack the You Tube Gaming’s awesome Dark Mode, we had to replace www.youtube.com/rest-of-URL with gaming.youtube.com/rest-of-URL to get that super slick YouTube Dark Mode that is actually quite nice on the eyeballs. Now anyone can turn on the slick YouTube Dark Mode feature by enabling the new set of YouTube’s UI features. Here’s how we do that but before we begin please note this change is BROWSER based and does not affect your YouTube Account… so you will need to do this for EVERY BROWSER on which you wish to use the new YouTube Dark Mode.

Step 1:
YouTube just released a new set of UI features that you can activate by signing into your YouTube account and then going here: youtube.com/new and selecting the button that says “Try it now”.

Step 2:
Then after you restart your browser you will notice in the Account Drop Down, there is a “Dark Mode” option.

This is the new Account Dropdown menu you will get after enabling the new features.

Step 3:
Then your YouTube will go from the usual white background UI:

This is the regular YouTube UI

to this:

This is the YouTube DarkMode

and that is how you enable the new YouTube UI features.

Hope this helps anyone figure this out – it took me some hunting and it’s awesome to not have to replace the “www.” with “gaming.” anymore.