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Facebook Dark Mode Finally Rolling Out on App as Public Testing Begins

Facebook had begun testing the dark mode feature for mobile with a limited number of users a few months ago and was now expanding the same.

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Facebook Dark Mode Finally Rolling Out on App as Public Testing Begins

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Facebook is rolling out its dark mode feature for the mobile app to more users

Highlights
  • Facebook’s dark mode feature for mobile apps is rolling out to more users
  • Dark mode was already available for Facebook Lite and Facebook desktop
  • The feature is being publically tested on Android and iOS devices

Facebook is finally rolling out its dark mode feature for more Android and iOS users on the main app. The social networking platform in collaboration with notable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong announced on Twitter that it was publicly testing Dark Mode on mobile. Facebook had confirmed plans of Dark Mode support for the mobile app a few months ago and had started rolling out the feature to limited number of users; it was now expanding the same.

Jane Manchun Wong announced the public testing of the Facebook Dark Mode feature in a video collaboration with the company's Alexandru Voica. To turn on Dark Mode, go to the settings menu on the top right of the app, and click on Settings & Privacy. If Dark Mode has rolled out to you, it will be available as an option over here, which you can enable through a tap. Notably, the feature is still not available for all users and is just expanding the number of Android and iOS users who have access to it.

Facebook is the parent company of apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, all of which have support for Dark Mode. Hence, it is a matter of surprise that the tech giant waited so long to roll out the anticipated feature on its main application.

Facebook discontinued its classic design in September, making it mandatary to use the new Facebook interface that was rolled out earlier this year. The new design, which began rolling out in March, has support for Dark Mode on desktop.

Messenger too, has a Dark Mode option for users from last year. The feature has also been available on Facebook Lite for a few months, so it was only a matter of time before it rolled out to the main Facebook app.

While Facebook hasn't announced the availability of the dark mode feature from its newsroom website yet, a company spokesperson confirmed the features' rollout to XDA developers. As per the report, the spokesperson said that Facebook was aware that people have been asking for dark mode for a while, and the option will soon be visible in the Facebook app settings as the company rolls out the feature globally.


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Tanishka Sodhi Tanishka Sodhi is a sub-editor at Gadgets 360. As a journalist, she has covered education, culture, and media and mental health. She is interested in the intersection of technology and culture, and its impact on everyday lives. Tanishka is a staunch advocate of gender equality, and the correct use of commas. You can get in touch with her via Twitter at @tanishka_s2 or drop a mail at tanishkas@ndtv.com. More
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