Facebook starts rolling out a dark theme for some mobile users
Shortly after Facebook rolled out a dark mode for Messenger last year, we first saw evidence of a similar mode coming to the Facebook app on Android. Then, earlier this year in February, the company rolled out the dark mode setting for the Facebook Lite app, however, the main Facebook app still hadn’t received the option. We first saw Facebook’s dark mode in action earlier this month, when 9to5Google shared screenshots of the app that also showcased the app’s COVID-19 tracker. Now, according to a recent report from SocialMediaToday, the company has finally started rolling out the new dark mode for a few users.
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The report cites screenshots shared by @NotFridayCraig on Twitter, which showcase a new dark mode setting in Facebook for iOS. When asked for a statement on the new dark mode, the company confirmed that the new setting was indeed rolling out, however, only for “a small percentage of users globally right now.” As of now, the company hasn’t revealed any information regarding a wider rollout or when the new dark mode setting will be released for the Android app, but we expect the new dark mode to reach all users in the coming week.
It’s worth noting that Facebook on Android is the last app in the company’s social media/messenger portfolio to receive a dark mode setting. As mentioned earlier, the company has already rolled out dark mode for Messenger and Facebook Lite, along with similar dark themes on Facebook for desktop, Instagram, and WhatsApp. If you haven’t received the setting on your device yet, you can download the latest update for the app from the Play Store link below and check in the app setting for the new option.