Facebook is starting to test the Dark Mode feature on iOS. This comes five months after Facebook confirmed its plans to launch Dark Mode support for iOS and a year after Dark Mode arrived on the iPhone with iOS 13.
In April, 9to5Mac reported that Facebook was developing and designing Dark Mode support on iOS. Then, in June, the company confirmed its plans and launched the new design to a very small percentage of users.
Now, the platform has confirmed, in collaboration with Jane Manchun Wong, that it is now publicly testing Dark Mode support on the iPhone. This does not necessarily mean that the feature is available to everyone, but it does signal that it now reaches a higher percentage of the user base.
Here’s how to check if the feature is available in your Facebook account and how to enable it
Facebook is publicly testing Dark Mode! ?
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 30, 2020
Make sure you have the latest version of the app in the App Store. Then open the Facebook application and click on the three lines at the bottom right of the navigation bar. Now go to “Settings and privacy.” Look for the new “Dark Mode” option. Now all you have to do is choose between On, Off or System.
Under the “System” option, the app will adjust its appearance based on the settings of your iOS device. This is the best option if you want the Facebook application to follow the Dark Mode program you use on your iPhone.
As early as March of this year, Facebook introduced dark mode in a new desktop social network interface. As a reference, you can already use Instagram, Messenger or WhatsApp with a dark color, to make your eyes less tired, especially in the evening.
Again, the social platform has not yet released Dark Mode support on iOS for everyone, but is publicly testing the feature with a higher percentage of Facebook’s user base. We hope that a full release will start soon.