Facebook Messenger dark mode
Facebook Messenger dark mode

Facebook is reportedly putting finishing touches on Dark mode for Messenger, which won’t appear everywhere as of now.

Facebook had announced a massive redesign of its popular Messenger app back in May last year, during its annual developer conference F8. Since then, the company has been rolling out changes gradually across the world. Facebook Messenger is a popular app considering a large number of people on the social network use it for communicating with their friends and family. Facebook had promised a dark mode in its Messenger app last year and it seems like the company is now testing it in several countries.

Well, known app teardown expert Jane Manchun Wong tweeted that Facebook has started testing dark mode within the Messenger app, but only in certain countries. Wong also added that the new dark mode isn’t available everywhere yet and Facebook issues a ‘Work in Progress’ warning within the app for the same reason.

Earlier, Wong was able to activate the feature and she later tweeted screenshots of Messenger’s upcoming dark mode. As expected, it turns the white background colors into black and the text into white. However, as Facebook states in its warning, there are a few subtle details that are still white.

Back in October last year, Facebook had launched a revamped version of its Messenger app. The whole idea behind the redesign was to simplify the app and make it easier for its users to chat, make video calls, and more.

Facebook hasn’t revealed where it is currently testing the new dark mode in Messenger. The feature is available under the ‘Me’ section in Messenger if your country is currently supported for the test. The warning message issued while the feature is enabled also clarifies that Facebook is still putting ‘finishing touches’ to the dark mode.

This isn’t the first time Facebook Messenger users are getting dark mode. Earlier in September last year, some users reported getting dark mode in the Messenger app before it was rolled back.

With Facebook reportedly testing the new dark mode again, it doesn’t seem like the final version is too far away now. For those who spend hours chatting on the Messenger app might appreciate the dark mode as it tends to be slightly easier on the eyes. Facebook Messenger currently has over 1.3 billion monthly users across the globe.

“So far as we can tell in our own testing, the US isn’t included. As a result, we aren’t entirely sure what it looks like, either.

“So far as we can tell in our own testing, the US isn’t included. As a result, we aren’t entirely sure what it looks like, either.

“If you are in a supported country, based on the screenshot provided, a new ‘Dark Mode’ setting should appear in the ‘Me’ section of the app. A warning detailing that the new dark mode is still a work in progress will also appear — though it isn’t immediately clear if that message appears when toggling the setting.

The dark mode for Messenger has been widely anticipated since the social networking giant announced a new, simplified UI called Messenger 4 at its F8 annual developer conference in October 2018.

Google has also confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life.

Dark mode essentially changes the overall color theme of an operating system (OS) or applications to the color black.