Like most other instant messaging apps, Facebook Messenger also offers a dark mode, and it’s easy to enable it in the app and on the website.
Like most other instant messaging apps, facebook messenger also offers a dark mode, and it’s easy to enable it in the app and on the website. Part of the Meta family, along with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, Messenger is one of the preeminent apps in its segment. According to Statista, it’s the second-largest cross-platform messaging app in the world after WhatsApp, with 1.3 billion monthly active users as of October 2021.
Dark mode is a popular feature in most mobile and desktop apps. In fact, a system-wide dark mode option is also offered by most operating systems, including Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS. As for Facebook Messenger, it offers the functionality natively, allowing users to enable it with or without OS-level support. This means the feature is also available on older versions of Android and iOS that don’t offer native dark mode.
To enable dark mode in the Facebook Messenger mobile app, launch it, then tap the profile picture in the top left corner of the home screen. On the profile screen, the ‘dark mode‘ The toggle is present in the front and center, so toggle it to enable dark mode on the mobile app. In some cases, depending on the app version, users may need to press ‘dark mode‘ then select ‘At‘ from the next screen. The Facebook Messenger desktop app also offers a dark mode setting. To enable this, launch the app, log in to Facebook, then click on the profile picture in the lower left corner of the window. Now knock ‘Preferences‘ then select ‘Appearance.’ Under ‘Theme,’ use the drop-down menu to select ‘Dark.’ The selection will be automatically saved.
Dark mode on the Facebook Messenger site
Enabling dark mode is also easy on the website. However, note that the setting on the website applies to the whole of Facebook, because Messenger is integrated into the Facebook website. So just log in to Facebook and click on the drop-down menu in the top right corner to get started. Now in the pop-up panel, tap ‘Display and Accessibility’ then under ‘dark mode,’ to select ‘At‘ to enable dark mode on Facebook and Facebook Messenger. To turn it off, go back through the steps and select ‘Disabled‘ at the last step to return to light mode on all Facebook.
Facebook Messenger dark mode changes the background of the app from pure white to full black which is much easier on the eyes. As with any other app, it helps reduce mobile or desktop screen glare and is especially useful in low-light situations. For people who aren’t used to using dark mode, this might seem like a big change at first, but once they get used to the new look, it quickly becomes apparent that dark mode on facebook messenger is less straining on the eyes, making conversations more enjoyable.
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