YouTube is now testing new ‘Dark Mode’ for its iOS mobile app. A screenshot with the new option in the setting page is being posted by a user on Reddit. The feature is already live for some and is enabled with YouTube app version number 13.01.4.
Since it is in testing phase the feature seems to be limited to a handful of users, meaning that despite updating the app to V13.01.4, the feature is not enabled for most users. This is a server-side activation done by YouTube. Even the App Store description for the version number 13.01.4 has no mention of the dark mode. With iOS being the first platform to get the Dark Mode, we expect the feature would be available to Android somewhere down the road.
YouTube has already rolled out the dark mode for the desktop website last year which can be enabled by clicking the profile icon in the right corner on the YouTube website. Once YouTube starts the wide roll out of the Dark Mode for its app we will update you on the same.