Facebook rolls out the dark mode for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram
Facebook has rolled out the dark mode for the Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram apps. The feature is only available to a small percentage of users worldwide at the moment, according to a spokesperson. After a long wait, Facebook dark mode is nearly ready for launch, and a few lucky users have even been able to try it before it is rolled out globally. However, the company did not give a timeline yet for when the dark mode will be available to all mobile users.
The mobile version of the dark mode introduced last month for desktop was meant to cut down on glare, especially in low-light environments, the spokesperson said. Dark mode helps minimize screen glare so you that the user does not damage his eyes with a white background when using Facebook in a low-lit room.
Low-light and Dark Mode versions allow users to change the background color of an app window to black. This dark mode feature makes it easier for users to view apps. The dark mode version is aesthetically pleasing. This version helps preserve a device’s battery life as well. Researchers from Google said that the pixel color has a direct effect on power draw, with black pixels using considerably less energy than white ones.
The Dark Mode is a great alternative to the standard color scheme. Some users find white text on a dark background far easier to read, and although some feel that cutting down on blue light actually helps one sleep better at night, a darker interface certainly reduces glare when the user is using the app after dark.
Facebook had recently introduced the dark mode for its web version, which can be easily enabled via the heading to the Settings option within the platform. Apart from Facebook and its apps, a number of apps such as Twitter, Gmail, and more support the dark theme along with system-wide dark mode for both Android and iOS.
The Facebook Dark Mode is supposed to be the new look for the social network that replaces its usual bright, white interface with black for both desktop and mobile. This is a very small change introduced by the company, but an important one for many users. The social media platform has started testing dark mode for its mobile version and the theme is at present available to a small number of users, specifically iOS users.
Despite the fact that Facebook has taken a while to introduce the dark mode to its mobile versions the social media platform’s Android and iOS app versions are still lacking the theme. It is now sure that the new feature has started rolling out for Facebook’s mobile version and it will soon be available for all.
However, Facebook needs to be cautious about rolling out dark mode in its main app whereas any design issues or bugs could largely affect a bigger section of its audience.