New YouTube look includes Dark theme

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YouTube has released a preview of their latest YouTube UI, which includes a dark theme. This new cleaner look helps you focus more on the content.

To check it out yourself, head on over to YouTube/new and click on the Try it Now button.

Screenshot of YouTube/now - Try out a fresh look for YouTube

Starting today, we’re opening up a preview of the new design to a small group of people from all around the world so we can get feedback. While we hope you'll love what we’ve been working on, we’re also really excited to involve the YouTube community so we can make the site even better before sharing it more broadly... YouTube Official Blog

If you'd like to try the dark theme, click on your icon at the top-right to open the menu, and you'll see the Dark Theme option.

Screenshot of YouTube  user menu and theme option

From here you can click the Activate Dark Theme toggle.

Screenshot of YouTube with Dark theme and dark theme toggle

I personally might not use the dark theme so much, but I definitely like the new cleaner UI, and I expect it'll be better for content creators and their channels, too.

Do you prefer the dark theme or the light theme?