Here’s Your First Look at the Dark Mode in YouTube Android App
Google is known for their meticulous approach where they develop their apps and the kind of consistency that their apps have shown in terms of design style. Of late, Google has been silently introducing ‘Dark Mode’ in various places – be it the YouTube website, or the Google Pixel smartphones. Today, Android Police spotted that Google is working on developing a dark mode for the YouTube Android app as well.
At this moment the update is yet to roll out as a front-end update but is available as a line of code in the YouTube Android App. This means that Google can introduce it as a server-side update later on.
As of now there’s no time frame provided by Google as to when this feature may launch. This dark mode on the YouTube Android app is being called ‘Dark Watch’ by the company. Those using the beta version of the app can head over to developer settings and toggle Dark Watch on or off.
As of now it appears that the feature is still being developed by Google and is not fully ready to be out in the public. There are many color corrections which are required in this dark mode for the YouTube Android app. The dark background covers over all the text portions – which is something Google is likely to address over the next few weeks before they officially announce the feature.
Another thing that is worth noting here is that unlike the YouTube web version’s dark mode, where the entire website turns black, the YouTube Android app functions differently. Only the window of the player turns black while suggested videos, comments section, etc. remains white. It might be possible that Google will actually convert the whole thing into black in a later update to the dark watch mode. Stay tuned with us for more details on the same!
Source: Android Police