Facebook has begun rolling out Dark Mode support for its flagship iOS app, which comes just over a year after the Facebook Messenger app also gained ‌Dark Mode‌ support.

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After evidence showing the company had been working on the feature surfaced in April, select users are now able to activate the feature under Settings & Privacy within the Menu tab. Users are able to choose from light and dark appearances, as well as an option to automatically change the app's appearance based on the device's system settings.

Facebook confirmed to Social Media Today that the feature is only currently available for "a small percentage of users globally," which hints that the company may be slowly rolling out the feature first for testing purposes.


Some of Facebook's apps including Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram have featured ‌Dark Mode‌ for quite some time, so it remains to be seen as to why the company's flagship app took longer to gain the feature.

Top Rated Comments

Ansath Avatar
25 months ago

In other news: MySpace still exists too.
It does? That surprises me. Mind you, MySoace hasn’t been relevant for years.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Weaselboy Avatar
25 months ago
Moderator Note:

Quite a few posts from people letting us know they don't use Facebook were removed since they are off-topic to the thread.

If you would like to let everybody know you don't use Facebook and the reasons for that, please start a new thread.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
25 months ago
In other news: MySpace still exists too.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocky jeremy Avatar
25 months ago
Completely pointless if it isn't true black.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrTek Avatar
22 months ago
How is that dark mode rollout working for IOS? Three months in and what? Perhaps three people have it? Now, THAT is a slow rollout!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keifer.street Avatar
25 months ago

Completely pointless if it isn't true black.
Not true. It’s still easier on the eyes in a dark room. Battery life savings isn’t the only use case for dark mode...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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