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iOS 13 Expected to Feature Dark Mode, Redesigned Volume Indicator, Improved iPad Multitasking, and More

Ahead of Apple introducing iOS 13 at WWDC in June, 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo has shared new details about what to expect. The report cites sources familiar with the matter and help from developer Steve Troughton-Smith. iOS 13 Dark Mode concept by Léo Vallet First, the report claims that a long-awaited systemwide Dark Mode is coming to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 13:There will be a system-wide Dark Mode that can be enabled in Settings, including a high contrast version, similar to what's already available on macOS. Speaking of macOS, iPad apps that run on the Mac using Marzipan will finally take advantage of the Dark Mode support on both systems.Improved multitasking is expected on the iPad with iOS 13, including support for multiple windows and stackable cards in apps:Each window will also be able to contain sheets that are initially attached to a portion of the screen, but can be detached with a drag gesture, becoming a card that can be moved around freely, similar to what an open-source project called "PanelKit" could do. These cards can also be stacked on top of each other, and use a depth effect to indicate which cards are on top and which are on the bottom. Cards can be flung away to dismiss them.To the joy of everyone, iOS 13 is said to feature a new volume HUD that is hopefully far less obtrusive than the current one. Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi hinted at this in an email to a customer earlier this year. 😢 @tim_cook pic.twitter.com/0xq9mwnHzt—

Facebook Messenger Dark Mode Fully Rolling Out in 'Coming Weeks'

Over the weekend, it was discovered that Facebook had hidden a "Dark Mode" toggle in the latest version of FaceBook Messenger. On Monday Facebook confirmed the release of the hidden feature but also promised a full roll out in the "coming weeks." Dark mode in Facebook Messenger can be enabled by sending a crescent moon emoji in Messenger. Facebook describes the process as "Simply send a crescent moon emoji – 🌙 – in any Messenger chat to unlock the setting and prompt to turn on dark mode." That said, many have found they may need to force quit Messenger or even reinstall it for the Dark mode to activate. There's been no word on a dark mode coming to Facebook proper. Facebook also demonstrates that you can improve the look of your chats by tapping on the name, and selecting a custom color or gradient.

Facebook Messenger 'Dark Mode' How to and Tips

Over the weekend we noted that Facebook had added a "hidden" setting in Facebook Messenger that allows you to turn on a long-awaited Dark mode. The new mode was found by several sites and users and remains hidden for now. How to Turn on Dark Mode in Facebook MessengerSend just the 🌙 emoji to anyone (or even yourself). Tap on the moon emoji in the chat after you send it. A pop up should appear saying you found dark mode. Go to settings and you should see it here. You may have to force quit the Facebook Messenger app and relaunch it before tapping on the Moon emoji will work. Facebook acknowledged the Dark mode setting in a blog post.As many may have discovered, dark mode can be accessed through a hidden, limited-time only experience. Simply send a crescent moon emoji – 🌙 – in any Messenger chat to unlock the setting and prompt to turn on dark mode.Facebook promises that the feature will be deployed our to everyone in a matter of weeks. The secret method to enable dark mode works in both Android and iOS. The new mode works particularly well with Facebook's color/gradient option. If you tap on the name of the person you are chatting with, you can choose a custom color for that chat. The gradients work well against the new dark background. Apple is widely rumored to be adding a dark mode in iOS 13 which is expected to be debuted at WWDC 2019. (Thanks, Nathan!)