2019 is already the year of a lot of things, the year of 5G, the year of foldable smartphones, and perhaps we can also say that it’s the year of Dark Mode. Both iOS and Android are working in a deep implementation of a Dark Mode over its UI, and now some third-party app makers are also working in a way to deliver a better eye-and-AMOLED-friendly experience for its users, that’s case of the folks at Facebook, that for quite some time have been working a dark mode implementation for their infamous Messenger.
Facebook has been widely testing Messenger’s Dark Mode for about a month now, and while the feature was available for some users, you couldn’t enable it via the settings menu. Currently, the only way to activate the darker interface in Messenger was to send a crescent moon emoji in any chat, an interesting Easter Egg activation available on both Android and iOS platforms.
Starting today, Facebook will be rolling out an easier way for everyone to enable and disable Dark Mode in Messenger by adding a toggle in the settings menu. To activate the feature, simply tap your profile photo in messenger to access Settings and toggle Dark Mode to switch the chat from white to dark. According to Mark Zuckerberg’s company, the new mode will provide lower brightness, while maintaining the same vibrancy and contrast. The new feature will be particularly loved by those who often use the smartphone in low light situations, where it’s hard to deal with the glare of White interfaces.
Facebook states that the Dark Mode is already available globally in Messenger settings, but some users will have to wait a few days to see the server-side update arriving.