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Facebook is testing dark mode for iOS and Android. Here’s how to try it out

November 2, 2020


Facebook is publicly testing a dark mode for its iOS and Android apps. The new option for the social network’s mobile apps was unveiled Friday in a tweet by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who shared a video made in collaboration with Facebook.

Facebook already offers a dark mode option for the desktop version of its social network, and several of the company’s other mobile apps — including WhatsApp and Messenger — also already have dark mode. In addition to appealing to people who enjoy a darker background, dark mode is often credited with helping save battery life and reducing eye strain when people use devices in a dim environment.

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