How to enable dark mode on Facebook

The latest Facebook user interface (UI) is a welcome change and an easy transition from old versions. Since the dark mode option is a popular choice for apps, it makes sense for Facebook to capitalize on the feature.

Regardless of compatibility, each application or device has a different process for setting up dark mode on Facebook and Messenger. This article will guide you through the different methods based on the app and operating system used, such as Windows 10, macOS Catalina, Android 10+, and iOS 13+.

Enable Facebook dark mode on Mac and Windows browsers

To enable dark mode for Facebook in a Windows or macOS browser, follow these steps:

  1. Click the downward-facing arrow in the top right corner of Facebook.


  2. click on Display and accessibility.

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  3. Find Dark Mode under the settings, then move the slider to the right to activate the option. Your Facebook pages appear with a black background instead of white.


Remark: When switching from light mode to dark mode on Facebook (in a browser), the setting changes across the board. Every page, including Messenger, will automatically include the dark UI. If you use a browser to access Facebook messengeryou can follow the same steps as mentioned above.

Some users may see an option to switch to the new Facebook. If you see this option, switch to the new Facebook, then you will see the option to enable dark mode.

Enable Facebook Dark Mode on Android and iOS

As mentioned earlier, Messenger apps in iOS and Android include the Dark Mode feature and have been around for a while. Facebook has now released the dark mode setting for iOS and Android devices. As mentioned before, the global dark mode setting on Android 10 or later (or iOS 13 and later) doesn’t change Facebook at all, at least not now.

Enable Facebook dark mode in Android app

Until enable dark mode in android facebook app, follow these simple steps:

  1. On Facebook Home, tap the “Hamburger” menu icon with three horizontal lines.

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  2. click on “Settings & Privacy” in the main menu.

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  3. Select “Dark Mode” to open the custom options.

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  4. Select “On” to activate dark mode.

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If you’ve already updated your device’s settings to dark mode, you can also: System. If you choose this setting, your Facebook app will go into dark mode or light mode, depending on your Android settings.

Enable Facebook Dark Mode in iOS

The rollout of Facebook Dark Mode on iOS is now available. Follow the steps below.

  1. On Facebook Home, tap the “Hamburger” menu icon in the bottom right section.

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  2. Select “Settings & Privacy” in the main menu, choose “Dark Mode” from the expanded menu.

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  3. Finally select on or System to enable dark mode.

if you choose SystemFacebook will mimic your phone’s settings (ie dark mode and light mode respectively).

Facebook Messenger Dark Mode in iOS

Use the following steps to enable the Dark Mode setting in the iOS Facebook Messenger app:

  1. Select your profile picture in the top left corner.

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  2. Choose the “Dark Mode” choice.

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Facebook Messenger Dark Mode in Android

If you’re using Facebook Messenger on an Android device, follow these steps:

  1. Open Facebook Messenger and tap your profile icon in the top right corner.
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  2. Tap on dark mode.
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  3. Tap the bubble next to on.
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Dark Mode for Facebook and Facebook Messenger Lite

From January 2022, dark mode will be available on most Facebook platforms; this includes Facebook Lite. If you are a Facebook Lite or Messenger Lite user, it is important to understand that Facebook Messenger Lite does not have its own dark mode setting. This means you need to enable dark mode on Facebook Lite, and Messenger Lite will also switch to darker setting.

Here’s how to enable dark mode on the Lite version of Facebook and Messenger:

  1. Tap the menu with three horizontal lines in the top right corner.
  2. Tap on dark mode.
  3. Tap the toggle switch to enable dark mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dark Mode is still relatively new to Facebook fans. While it’s a fantastic feature, you may have more questions. Keep reading for the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

I don’t see the dark mode option. What is going on?

This was once the most popular question we got. Facebook slowly rolled out dark mode to select users and only on certain devices. Today, it should be available to anyone with the above devices. But if you don’t see the Dark Mode option, we need to dig a little deeper.

If you are using the Facebook application for iOS or Android, please make sure you are using the latest version. This is important because it was a new update that presented the dark mode to us. If it’s not up to date, go ahead and update your app.

If you then use a web browser, you may be using an outdated version. When the dark mode was first released, it was only available on the new Facebook. Tap the arrow icon in the top right corner of Facebook and look for an option to switch to New Facebook. This option shouldn’t show up at all in 2021, but as we said, if you’re somehow using an older version, you’ll need to switch to New Facebook before the option appears.

Is dark mode better?

Most users prefer dark mode because it looks better. But it’s also been said that dark mode puts less strain on the eyes and doesn’t affect melatonin levels (meaning you won’t be able to fall asleep after playing on your phone before bed).

Dark mode also consumes less battery life than the lighter alternative. In general, dark mode is a popular feature for a reason. However, some people prefer the default interface, so you can always switch back if you want.

My Facebook was in dark mode and now not anymore. What happened?

In May 2021, users encountered an issue that caused the iOS and Android versions of Facebook to revert to the classic interface. Fortunately, this was a simple glitch that the Facebook developers quickly fixed. The solution was simple for users who encountered the problem: close or force close the Facebook application and reopen it.

If for some reason your Facebook reverts to the classic white background, close the app and open it. Of course, it may also be necessary to update the app in the App Store or Google Play Store if the problem persists.

Do you enjoy dark mode on Facebook and Facebook Messenger? Was our tutorial helpful? Let us know in the comments below!

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