Facebook dark mode has entered mobile user testing phase

Some users are now able to switch their mobile apps to dark mode

Fans of dark mode rejoice! Facebook has confirmed “a small percentage of users globally” of the mobile app can now switch their layout to dark mode

Several users have already posted screenshots on Twitter to show the option is available in their Facebook app settings, just below “Your Time on Facebook.” 

Dark mode is a popular extension with many users, as it enables you to turn your screen or browser dark at night time. This makes viewing easier on the eyes and looks much better than the standard, white screen. Dark mode also saves screen energy, which helps to prolong the battery life on smartphones and other mobile devices.

Many apps and websites offer a dark mode option, such as Slack and Telegram, as well as Google apps (e.g., Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive). Dark mode is available on the Windows 10, Mac OS Mojave, Android  and iOS 13 operating systems, and several browsers (Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox). Several of Facebook’s apps already have a dark mode option, including Facebook Messenger, Facebook Lite, WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook recently added dark mode to its expanded desktop app refresh. The mobile app has taken longer to include dark mode, as there are technical issues to consider, such as having to work across different regions for users with varying levels of capacity and connectivity. 

At present, there is no precise timeline as to when dark mode will appear across every user’s version of the mobile Facebook app. With the feature available to a small percentage of users, it’s only a matter of time before it is rolled out to all users.

Featured Resources

The complete guide to changing your phone system provider

Optimise your phone system for better business results

Download now

Simplify cluster security at scale

Centralised secrets management across hybrid, multi-cloud environments

Download now

The endpoint as a key element of your security infrastructure

Threats to endpoints in a world of remote working

Download now

2021 state of IT asset management report

The role of IT asset management for maximising technology investments

Download now

Recommended

New chatbot and nano influencer services help online sellers
social media marketing

New chatbot and nano influencer services help online sellers

15 Oct 2020
US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday
Policy & legislation

US TikTok and WeChat ban begins on Sunday

18 Sep 2020
ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal
Acquisition

ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal

17 Sep 2020
Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership
mergers and acquisitions

Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership

16 Sep 2020

Most Popular

Microsoft CEO warns of video call fatigue
video conferencing

Microsoft CEO warns of video call fatigue

7 Oct 2020
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 launches with PCIe support
Hardware

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 launches with PCIe support

19 Oct 2020
Google blocked record-breaking 2.5Tbps DDoS attack in 2017
Security

Google blocked record-breaking 2.5Tbps DDoS attack in 2017

19 Oct 2020