The social media giant Facebook has been working on new features to make its app more attractive to users. Facebook is currently working on a dark mode for its Android app. The reports come after we have received an increasing number of Dark Mode support applications.
Although there was no official word, it is expected that the official release of the Facebook app with the Dark Mode update will be released shortly. However, this is not the only feature available for the application. Apart from that, Facebook also seems to be testing a new “favorites” feature that looks a bit like Instagram’s close friends.
This feature is also eagerly awaited and Facebook wants to offer its users a platform where they can share personal stories only with the people added to the Favorites list.
When you return to Dark Mode, the feature appears to be at an early stage of development. Only certain parts of the app have been redesigned to support Dark Mode.
The messenger blog states, “The Messenger’s Dark Mode provides lower brightness while maintaining contrast and vibrancy. Dark mode cuts down the glare from your phone for use in low light situations, so you can use the Messenger features you love no matter when or where you are.”
Dark Mode is currently available to Android Messenger users worldwide. The beta version is now available for iOS. The final version will be released in a few weeks.
How to activate dark mode for Facebook
The dark mode for Facebook has taken a long time to come, but it’s finally here and you can enjoy a more stylish social experience.
It’s not just about appearance – Google researchers have found that pixel color has a direct impact on power consumption. Black pixels consume significantly less energy than white ones. If you change the bright white surface of Facebook to something darker, your mobile devices can last much longer between the chargers.
The jury is aware that bright screens (and especially blue light) have a negative impact on sleep behavior. However, white light can be hard on your eyes at night. So, if you like to examine your friends at bedtime, choosing Dark Mode may mean more scrolling and less blinking.
Here’s how you can experience the dark sides of Facebook on desktop and mobile devices.
How to Enable Facebook Dark Mode for the desktop
Facebook has begun introducing a new theme for its desktop site, which includes an optional dark mode. If you are a member of the test group, the next time you visit Facebook on the desktop, you will be notified of notification, followed by a prompt asking you to choose between light and dark themes.
Do not worry if you are not a member of the group. This option will probably be available worldwide soon. In the meantime, however, you can use Google Chrome to force the dark mode on Facebook. This does not look exactly like the official dark mode, but it is not too far away.
- First, make sure you have the latest version of Chrome. If you’re not sure, open the main menu, choose Help, then About Google Chrome. The browser finds and installs all available updates automatically.
- Now go to chrome: // flags / # enable-force-dark in the address bar and change the first drop-down box you see from “default” to “enabled”. You will be prompted to restart the browser. Make sure you save all the work first.
- When you re-open Chrome, you’ll notice that any websites you visit, including Facebook, may now have inverse colors. It’s not perfect yet (sometimes white parts of the image are falsely black), but it works quite well overall.
- To go back, simply return to chrome: // flags / # enable-force-dark and change the setting back to ‘Default’.
How to Enable Facebook Dark Mode for iOS and Android
The mobile Facebook app does not yet provide a built-in dark mode, but well-known app researcher Jane Manchun Wong has found evidence of her development. We expect it will be released for Android, iOS, and iPadOS when the new desktop design officially debuts.
Until then, you can experience the dark side of your phone or tablet with Google Chrome: Type chrome: // flags / # enable-force-dark in the address bar and change the ‘Android Web Contents Dark Mode’ and ‘Android Chrome’ markers ‘UI Dark Mode’ to ‘Enabled’. Then sign up for Chrome on Facebook and enjoy the new look.
The dark mode is already available on Facebook Messenger.
- To activate it, simply tap on your profile picture and then on the button “Dark Mode”.
We anticipate a full Facebook Dark mode for iOS, iPad, and Android will be available shortly, and we’ll keep you up to date as soon as we know more. We’ve already seen the arrival of dark mode for Instagram, and WhatsApp’s dark mode is on the horizon, so we’ll assume it will not be long.
How to enable dark mode for Google Chrome
Enable dark mode for Chrome on Windows 10
- Open the “Settings” menu, select “Personalization“, click “Colors” and scroll to the “Choose your default app mode” button.
- Change this to “Dark“. All apps with a native dark mode, including Chrome, change color. You do not have to restart your browser.
Enable the dark mode for Chrome in macOS
- Open “System Preferences“, click on “General” and select “Appearance“.
- Select the ‘Dark’ option. As with Windows, all apps change automatically with a native dark mode, without the need for further input.
Enable Dark Mode for Chrome on Android
Dark Mode is still an experimental feature in Chrome for Android. So keep in mind that some design elements may look a bit strange.
- To activate, enter chrome: // flags in the address bar of the browser.
- Touch the “Find flags” box and enter the working darkness. Here are two options: “Android Web Contents Dark Mode” and “Android Chrome UI Dark Mode”. If you enable the first option, Chrome will detect if the site’s developers have created a dark version and automatically select it. If no dark version is available, the browser will reverse the colors of the site. If you enable the second option, the browser interface itself will be dark.
- Under each of these options, tap the drop-down menu, change the setting to “Enabled” and restart Chrome.
- Now open the settings menu, tap “Topics” and select “Dark”. If the Design option does not appear, start Chrome again and it should appear.
Turn on Dark Mode for Chrome on iOS or iPadOS
Google has not yet released a dark mode for Chrome on iOS. This is still in progress and may become available with the next major browser update. We will update this article with activation instructions when it arrives. Currently, you can use the inversion function to achieve a similar effect.
- Open “Settings” and select “General> Accessibility> Show accommodations“.
- Check the Invert Classic option to invert the colors of all elements displayed on the device’s screen, or the Invert Intelligent option to leave the images alone and invert all other elements.