Facebook testing Dark mode for iOS

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A system-wide dark mode option launched with iOS 13 a year ago, so perhaps Facebook is testing its iPhone app version on a select group of users before rolling it out wide with iOS 14.

Facebook has been slow to introduce support for Dark Mode to all of its apps. And it looks great, and should please those of you who haven't already sworn off the problematic social network. Facebook has said that dark mode helps minimize screen glare, especially in low light settings.

Open the Facebook app on an iOS device.

Tap the "Menu" tab on the bottom menu. Facebook is one of these companies that is slowly converting its social media/messenger portfolio to comply with recent dark mode guidelines.


If you don't see a Dark Mode option in the app yet, you're not alone. Users are able to choose from light and dark appearances, as well as an option to automatically change the app's appearance based on the device's system settings.

Dark mode's benefits stretch beyond a visual aesthetic which might be preferable to certain users. Facebook says "only a small percentage" of iOS users have the feature right now. It also saves on a battery life, since you don't need to use the highest brightness.

The feature has already been launched on the company's other mobile apps, including Facebook Lite, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Further, there is also no information for when the new dark mode setting will be released for the Android app. Neither had the option, and there were no pending updates for the app on either device.

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