Facebook has begun publicly testing dark mode on its Android and iOS mobile apps. The company first began testing night-friendly features with several users in June.
The news comes from a partnership between the company and Jane Wong, who is proficient in coding for a long time.
Facebook is publicly testing Dark Mode! ?
You asked it, I chatted with Facebook’s @alexvoica about it and here’s a video made in collaboration with Facebook! pic.twitter.com/TGjdTXDxoP
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 30, 2020
However, not everyone can use it. To see if there are functions available, go to Menu> Settings and Privacy, and then check if there is a dark mode button.
Users who use 24/7 dark mode should enable this feature by default because it can follow system-level settings.
Facebook’s mobile app has been lagging behind implementing dark mode. The dark mode has landed on the desktop version of Facebook earlier this year and has been available on Messenger since 2019. Other Facebook-owned apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, already have dark mode support.
Although the test has now been extended to more users, Facebook has not yet made a plan for when the feature will be available to all its more than one billion users.