YouTube is rolling out dark mode for Android.
YouTube introduced a dark mode for its desktop app last year, then rolled it out for iOS users in March this year. In July, Google announced that Android users would be able to switch from the usual white background on YouTube to the new dark theme, but that seems to have been a very limited rollout.
Reddit users are reporting that YouTube version 13.35.51 ships with the option to turn dark mode on or off. Google first announced that it’d be releasing dark mode versions of its mobile apps in March, and we saw the first signs of the YouTube rollout on Android back in July.
If you aren’t seeing the update yet, try closing out of the app from your Recents menu and then relaunching. You’ll immediately be prompted to check out dark mode if it’s live in your app.