Facebook is finally getting a dark mode on the iPhone and Android apps. Users reported seeing the dark mode interface on iOS after Facebook confirmed it was testing a dark mode for its mobile apps after launching a dark mode for its desktop interface.
Facebook rolls out mobile dark mode
Facebook has made the dark mode available to a very small percentage of people globally. The mobile version of the dark mode that was introduced last month for desktop is “meant to cut down on glare” particularly in low-light environments. There is no timeline yet for when the dark mode will be available to all mobile users.
Twitter and Google have mobile dark mode
It’s surprising Facebook has taken this long to roll out a mobile dark mode. Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp apps already have dark mode. Twitter has had a version of night mode for its Android and iOS apps for some time now. Google rolled out a dark mode for its app earlier this year.
Dark mode feature is popular
Low light and dark mode varieties allow users to change the background colour of an app window to black. These functions are popular because they make apps easier to view for some users. The dark mode versions can also help preserve a device’s battery life.
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