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YouTube partners with Kevin Durant to expand original sports programming

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YouTube Currently Testing New Dark Mode for Mobile iOS App

YouTube appears to be in the testing phase of adding a new dark theme for its official iOS app, according to reports.

Some Reddit users revealed on Monday night that a new dark mode was already live as an option in the Settings section of the app after updating to version 13.01.4.

Dark mode via Redditor amievengabereal


However, as of this morning, rollout of the feature still seems to be limited to a handful of users, suggesting a selective server-side activation on YouTube’s end.

App Store release notes for YouTube version 13.0.1 make no mention of the dark mode addition either, but we’ll update this article if the rollout gains pace anytime soon.

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