Facebook does the same to its subsidiary WhatsApp and offers users an eye-catching dark mode. Since the dark mode was initially only available for PC users, app users can now look forward to a darkened design. How to activate Dark Mode, we will explain in the further text. See how it looks live above
Similar to the in-house messenger WhatsApp, Facebook now offers a real dark fashion; however, it is mainly available in the desktop version. In the middle of the year, Facebook executives announced that Dark Mode would gradually land on the mobile versions; however, availability seems to be limited to a fraction of users.
However, this is now likely to change; as a corresponding Twitter posting shows, Facebook now wants to roll out Dark Mode for users of the app on iOS and Android (via MacRumors).
Facebook in a dark robe: How to activate Dark Mode on your smartphone
If you can already access dark mode, you can easily find out: In the app at the top right corner, tap the three strokes to open the menu. If you scroll down a bit, you’ll find the “Settings and Privacy” item. If you see the “Night Mode” option here, you can already use the Dark Mode in the Facebook app.
Since updates are usually rolled out in waves, it is quite possible that you will not see the feature yet; in this case, you should check again at a later time whether Dark Mode is now available to you. Also, make sure you have the latest version of the Facebook app installed.
Dark Mode Using Safari
The same approach works with Safari, but the method is different. It’s simple if you have enabled dark mode on your iPhone or Mac, just visit the platform through the web browser. To be precise, if your operating system supports Dark Mode, then just head over to Facebook’s official website and it should show a dark theme.
As of now, the company is probably working on a full-fledged dark mode for its app on iOS and Android. In addition, there is no word as to when it will be released to the general public.
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