Facebook app users will finally get the dark mode on Android. A handful of users have already been able to switch the app’s mobile interface to the dark side.
As reported by our colleagues on Android Police, Facebook is currently offering the dark mode to some users of its Android application. On social networks, such as Reddit or Twitter, testimonials show that this dark mode is already accessible among some users, especially in India, Malaysia and Italy.
Given the habits of the Californian group, it is likely a small scale test, prefiguring a global deployment. The firm also proceeds in this way for the hiding of the likes counter of Instagram.
It is not a surprise. A few months ago, Manchun Wong found the first traces of a dark mode in the code of the application on Android. More recently, the social network has also added a dark mode to the desktop version of its interface. For now, we do not know when this mode will be available for all Android users.
These new testimonials finally offer a complete overview of the dark mode of Facebook (see screenshots above). As we can see, Facebook put on a lighter background than for Facebook Messenger for example. Instead of a deep black, it is a dark gray that protects the application. The hue varies greatly from one user to another.
Gradually, all the applications of the Facebook brand pass on the dark mode. After Instagram and Facebook Messenger, Facebook’s turn has come. Only WhatsApp, whose dark mode is still in development, will remain for the deployment to be complete.