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Google is surely making great changes to YouTube app to make the mobile experience even better. YouTube being the most popular video platform, has introduced the YouTube Music, YouTube Red or Premium, Picture-in-Picture mode, bottom and tabbed navigation, inbox, trending tab, and much more throughout the years. Today, Google is thoroughly rolling out YouTube Dark Theme, Incognito Mode, and Full Screen thumbnail for the Android platform.
Update: YouTube gets Dark Theme
Dark Theme is rolling out for YouTube across the globe. We have got the update by force stopping the YouTube app on our Samsung Galaxy devices. It could also be a server side switch. Meaning not everyone will receive the update at the same time. However, there are tricks you can try to get the dark mode right now. All you can do is get the latest APK and sideload it.
How to Enable YouTube Dark Theme?
Before you begin, update YouTube app from Play Store. Once done, force stop the YouTube app by going to Settings > Apps > YouTube > Force Stop.
- Launch YouTube.
- Tap on you Account’s profile picture on top right corner.
- Go to Settings.
- Go to general.
- The second option will be Dark Theme.
- Toggle the switch to enable dark mode throughout the app.
YouTube Incognito Mode
We already know, Google is slowly rolling out YouTube Picture-in-Picture mode (PIP) for the Android platform. Today, with the latest update, you get the incognito mode. It is now available for all and could be a server side update.
That’s not it, the full screen or edge to edge thumbnails are also available for some accounts. However, this may not be for everyone. We have also seen Google reportedly experimenting custom thumbnails for YouTube on 3% of the users. The full screen thumbnail may be for a select 3% of YouTube users as well.
How to access Incognito Mode on YouTube for Android ?
- Once you download and install the latest YouTube APK from above.
- Launch updated YouTube app.
- Sign in to your account, if you haven’t already.
- On the top right corner, tap on your account icon.
- Select Turn on Incognito option.
Download Latest YouTube APK
Following is the Play Store link for the YouTube app. The app is currently rolling out across the globe.
APK download for sideload:
You may also like to try out the YouTube Go version of the app. It is light weight and uses extremely low data as compared to the original app.