Dark mode for Android and iOS: The Facebook app is finally getting its own dark mode. We know about the Android and iOS features, as well as a quick guide explaining how to switch Facebook lights off from you.
Although Facebook has not yet officially confirmed the new feature, the video created by tipster Jane Manchun Wong in collaboration with Facebook Technology Communications Manager Alexandru Voica will give a better look at what is in store.
Right now, Wong says this feature is in public testing, so you should check if your phone is decorated with the long-awaited dark mode.
Here’s how to check if you have the feature – and how to turn it on if you do.
How To Turn On Dark Mode On Facebook For Android And iOS
First, you need to make sure that the Facebook app is up to date on your phone. Then follow the instructions below:
- Open Facebook
- Tap the three lines at the bottom right of your screen
- Select “Settings & Privacy”
- Press “Dark Mode”
If Dark Mode is available, you can find it between “Your Time on Facebook” and “Application Language”.
Wang initially identified the app’s dark mode by combining it with code in an app update last August. At the time, Wang suggested that the feature was in the early stages of development and that it would take time for Facebook to improve this level of mobile app. Fast forward 15 months and it looks like this dark mode is finally ready for users to try for themselves.
Other Facebook apps, including Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Lite, already have their own dark mode settings, so this feature only has some time to reach the company’s nameSec app.
Dark mode for iOS and Android launched last Friday, although in public testing do not expect the feature to be flawless yet.