YouTube Dark Theme has finally been made official without having to go through the troubles to activate it like we wrote last time. Not only that, YouTube on the web also has a new design which can be tried out by opting in here.
While the new design is still in testing phase, users can try it at youtube.com/new and give their feedback as to when it’s made permanent. The new redesign has a faster framework which enables quick transition on the web and YouTube mobile app. YouTube now has a more all white background and a different channel outlook. According to the blog post, the principles of the design are:
- Simplicity: The only thing you should be concerned about is watching the content you love. The new design is clean and fresh, thanks to the removal of visuals that can distract from your browsing or watching experience. We’re focused on making the content shine!
- Consistency: The new design is aligned across Google platforms, including the YouTube mobile app, while still providing the features you know and love.
- Beauty: We strive to combine beauty and purpose to create an effortless experience.
It’s also easier now to activate Dark Theme. Click on your profile icon on the top right side of your screen to bring out a whole new menu, YouTube Dark Theme can be switched on by clicking and shifting the toggle. If you do not like the new redesign, you can also return to Classic YouTube via the same menu from your channel icon.