As a big of the fan of watching videos and movies on YouTube, I do enjoy watching in a day. But, when it comes to Night, the white-red interface strains my eyes and I cannot able sleep comfortably. So, I am now happy to know that I can enable YouTube dark mode in Chrome on Mac and Windows PC to reduce stress on my eyes and I can get a better sleep at night after watching my favorite movie.

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Considering these users, YouTube has a hidden Dark Mode feature which can help you to convert the light surface into the dark. Hence, you can have better viewing experience at night without hurting your eyes. Well, if you have Windows 10 PC, you can quickly enable dark theme on Windows 10. The other Windows and Mac users follow the below steps to activate dark mode in YouTube in Chrome browser.

How to Enable YouTube Dark Mode in Chrome on Mac and Windows

How to Activate Dark Mode in YouTube in Chrome on Mac and Windows PC

Step #1. You must have the latest version of Google Chrome i.e. Version 57 and later.

Step #2. Open YouTube in Google Chrome and press Ctrl+Shift+I on Windows and Option+Command+I on Mac to open the developer window.

Note: Windows users can click on the three vertical dots seen on the top right corner of your Chrome and then select ‘More tools’ and then go to ‘Developer tools.’

Step #3. In the Developer tools window, you need to click on the ‘Console button’ next to ‘Elements.’

In the Developer tools window you need to click on the Console buttonStep #4. Paste the following text here:

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document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; path=/” now press Enter.

If the above code doesn’t work, try the following:

text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”

Now, Enter the CodeStep #5. Now, you need to close the developer window. Click on your YouTube profile to reveal Dark Mode option.

Step #6. Next up, click on Dark Mode and then turn on the switch next to “Activate Dark Mode”.

Click on Dark Mode in Youtube Profile

Turn On the switch next to Activate Dark ModeThat’s it! You have successfully enabled YouTube Dark Mode in Chrome. Check out the dark interface with the white as well as red elements.


Now you can watch your favorite videos and movies continuously on YouTube without hurting your eyes. You can even use some of best Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube to get complete control over your viewing.

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