Facebook Messenger Dark Mode Fully Rolling Out in ‘Coming Weeks’


Over the weekend, it was discovered that Facebook had hidden a "Dark Mode" toggle in the latest version of FaceBook Messenger.

On Monday Facebook confirmed the release of the hidden feature but also promised a full roll out in the "coming weeks."

Dark mode in Facebook Messenger can be enabled by sending a crescent moon emoji in Messenger. Facebook describes the process as "Simply send a crescent moon emoji – 🌙 – in any Messenger chat to unlock the setting and prompt to turn on dark mode." That said, many have found they may need to force quit Messenger or even reinstall it for the Dark mode to activate. There's been no word on a dark mode coming to Facebook proper.

Facebook also demonstrates that you can improve the look of your chats by tapping on the name, and selecting a custom color or gradient.


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Facebook Messenger Adds Hidden ‘Dark Mode’ Ahead of iOS 13

As noted in a Reddit thread, FaceBook has added a "hidden" setting in FaceBook Messenger that allows you to toggle Dark Mode on and off.


How to Turn on Dark Mode in FaceBook Messenger

  1. Send just the 🌙 emoji to anyone (or even yourself).

  2. Tap on the moon emoji in the chat after you send it.

  3. A pop up should appear saying you found dark mode.

  4. Go to settings and you should see it here.

Per the thread instructions, you may have to force quit the FaceBook Messenger app and relaunch it before tapping on the Moon emoji will work.

It appears that FaceBook is testing dark mode on a more limited basis with some users having reported to have seen this mode before. The secret method to enable dark mode works in both Android and iOS. Apple is widely rumored to be adding a dark mode in iOS 13 which is expected to be debuted at WWDC 2019.

Thanks Nathan!

Related Roundup: iOS 13

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