Facebook Messenger Dark Mode—how to enable it on your phone

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Credit: https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/03/02/how-to-manually-enable-facebook-messenger-dark-mode/

It is no longer a secret that Facebook is testing Dark Mode for Messenger. As a matter of fact, reports last January suggest that users in some regions already have access to the dark theme. The good news we have for you today is that you can now enable Dark Mode on Messenger without stress.

Though, not officially launched, Dark Mode on Messenger can be enabled by sending someone the moon emoji. You may need to double-tap the moon emoji as some users have reported in order to activate the Dark Mode on your phone. In other cases, some users have reported being able to activate it by restarting their Messenger app and enabling it from settings. The Facebook Messenger app warns that Darks Mode is still a work in progress and is not widely available yet.

Reliable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong hinted that the test had indeed started and a few regions actually acting as tests lab for the new feature. Dark mode as you already know is a common feature these days in several other major apps such as Twitter and YouTube and the likes.

Jane in her tweet, said that the feature is coming on the heels of persistent pressure on Facebook to add its own version of dark mode. Messenger’s dark mode is not everywhere yet, and there is no point working yourself up if you can’t find it in the version of your app. However, a successful test could eventually lead to a global roll out maybe in a couple of weeks or months from now—but no exact timeline has been announced just yet.

A couple of weeks ago, popular social media consultant and former social media director at The Next Web, Matt Navarra posted on his Twitter handle that the dark mode was already available.

Dark mode on Messenger is one update millions of people have been waiting for. Virtually every popular social media app out there already offers the dark mode option—and Facebook is not necessarily too early.

There is currently no information to indicate that dark mode will be coming to Messenger Lite, but what we do know is that the lighter version of the messaging app welcomed some new and exciting features lately.

A new look Messenger is being rolled out by Facebook, and lays to rest months of speculation surrounding the messaging app. Recalled that Facebook announced that it was working on a new design for the messaging app during last year’s F8 developer conference. The app has been listed on both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

The update shows that Facebook Messenger is now spotting a new interface, and is confirmed to be available across iOS and Android operating systems.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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