How to Enable Dark Mode on Facebook

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Dark Mode is experiencing strong interest from the public and has already been added to many mobile apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter. Facebook was a little late to the party, but Dark Mode is now available for all users. Said to reduce eye strain and improve battery life, Dark Mode is something many users have been asking for, especially within the mobile app. In this post, we look at how you can enable Dark Mode on Facebook on mobile and desktop.

How to Enable Dark Mode on Facebook for Desktop

Now that the feature is out of beta, Facebook’s Dark Mode is available across all desktop browsers. Users on Edge, Chrome, Brave, Safari, etc. will all follow the same steps to enable and disable this feature.

1. Open your browser of choice on either macOS or PC.

2. Navigate to Facebook and click on the downward-facing arrow in the upper-right corner.

3. Select “Display & Accessibility.”

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Display

4. Turn on Dark Mode from there.

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Preferences

5. The new mode should go into effect immediately, turning your Facebook interface dark.

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Desktop

How to Enable Dark Mode on Your Android or iOS Device

Just as Facebook has rolled out Dark Mode across all desktop browsers, the same is true for both its Android and iOS apps. The steps are the same for both platforms, making it just as easy to enable and disable the feature on your smartphone as on your desktop browser.

1. Open the Facebook app on your device.

2. Tap on the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner for Android and bottom-right corner for iOS.

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Mobile App Light Mode View

3. Scroll down to the “Settings & Privacy” menu and tap on that.

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Mobile App Settings

3. Open “Settings” and scroll down until you see the option for “Dark Mode.”

4. Most Android users will have the option for turning Dark Mode on and off while Android 10 users and above will be able to match the system-wide appearance.

iOS users will be able to turn Dark Mode off and on will also be able to match the System appearance.

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Iphone System

How to Enable Dark Mode in Facebook Lite

Android users have Facebook Lite, the lightweight version of the app developed for Android devices with lower specifications. They also have Dark Mode available.

1. Open Facebook Lite on your device.

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Lite Mobile Settings

2. Tap on the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner.

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Lite Mobile Enable

3. Scroll down until you find Dark Mode and toggle it on.

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Lite Mobile Overview

4. The new mode should take effect immediately.

How to Enable Dark Mode in the Android Messenger App

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Android Messenger

1. Open Messenger on your mobile device.

2. Tap on your Avatar image in the upper-left corner.

3. Toggle on Dark Mode, and the changes should be immediately visible.

4. Android 10 users and above will also have the “System” option available.

How to Enable Dark Mode in the iOS Messenger App

Enable Dark Mode Facebook Ios Messenger

1. Open the Messenger app on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap on your Avatar image in the upper-left corner.

3. Tap on “Dark Mode.”

4. You now have the option to enable Dark Mode as always on or default to your system preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does Dark Mode really impact battery life?

The answer to this is yes – but likely not as much as you think, and it needs to be more than just Facebook that you use for Dark Mode. Ultimately, if you use Dark Mode across everything on your device, Facebook included, you may see a 10 percent increase in overall battery life. Of course, that’s dependent on a variety of factors, including overall screen brightness, what other functions you are performing on your phone, etc.

2. Does Dark Mode add any other features to Facebook?

No, it’s just the color of the screen that is impacted. No other features have been added to Facebook as a result of this rollout.

3. Do I need to use Dark Mode?

This is a question that’s entirely up to you as the user. Dark Mode is thought to be a little easier on the eyes, especially at night. For many people, reading a bright screen, especially later in the evening, could result in a break in their circadian rhythm. Dark Mode won’t go as far as helping you fall asleep faster, but it does reduce some of the eye strain that occurs.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know how to turn the lights off in Facebook, maybe you’d also like to learn how you can do the same for other popular apps like YouTube and WhatsApp.

David Jeff David Jeff

David is a freelance tech writer with over 15 years of experience in the tech industry. He loves all things Nintendo.

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