In the recent update, YouTube made several visual changes. Now YouTube channels have separate tabs for Videos, Shorts, and Live Videos. It helps viewers find different kinds of content easily using tabs. YouTube has also added a new Ambient mode. YouTube’s ambient mode enables the background of YouTube’s web app and mobile app to match the colors in the videos in real-time using a subtle effect. You may have seen different smart TVs and gadgets with smart lights that change the colors according to what is on the screen. In the same way, YouTube’s video background will change colors as per the video colors. In this article, I will tell you how to enable or disable YouTube’s Ambient mode.
How to enable Ambient mode on YouTube
YouTube’s ambient mode works only if you are using YouTube in the dark mode. You just need to enable the dark mode on YouTube which the company calls dark theme.
Enable Ambient mode on YouTube’s web app
To enable the dark theme on YouTube’s web app, tap the profile picture at the top left corner and then click Appearance.
Now select Dark Theme.
It will enable the dark theme on YouTube’s website and will also enable the ambient mode. Now open any YouTube video and see the difference.
Enable Ambient mode on YouTube’s mobile app
If you are using YouTube on a mobile phone, open the YouTube app. Tap profile photo at the top right corner and then tap Settings. Now select General.
Now tap Appearance and select Dark theme.
It will enable the dark theme on YouTube. The dark theme automatically enables the Ambient mode on YouTube. Now play a YouTube video and see the changes.
How to disable Ambient mode on YouTube
Not many people are liking the Ambient mode. If you are also one of those people who want to disable the Amibent mode without switching to a light theme, you can easily do it.
Just click the gear icon on the YouTube video player and disable the Ambient mode toggle.
It will instantly disable the Ambient mode on YouTube’s web app.
Disable Ambient mode on YouTube’s mobile app
If you are on the mobile app, tap the video settings and tap the Ambient mode toggle.
Now YouTube will disable the Ambient mode. You can again use the same toggle to enable the ambient mode whenever you want.
Now you know how to enable or disable Ambient mode on YouTube. Some people like this change but a lot of people are not happy with the way YouTube has made the changes. So, try the Ambient mode and let me know your views about it in the comments.