Facebook slowly begins implementing dark mode for iOS

Facebook is slowly but surely beginning to publicly implement Dark Mode support on iPhone and iPad. A handful of users have noticed a new Dark Mode setting in the Facebook app, and the company has confirmed that the feature is being implemented.

9to5Mac It first reported in April that Facebook was in the process of developing and designing Dark Mode for its primary iOS app. At that time, the function was not publicly accessible, although we were able to enable it with some caving. As we explained at the time:

Facebook’s dark mode interface will not be completely black as we have seen on Instagram and Messenger. Instead, it’s a grayscale design with white accents for logos and icons. It is sure to be a controversial decision among Facebook users.

Users will be able to manually enable or disable Facebook Dark Mode through the settings panel in the app, but there will also be support to adjust the appearance based on their iOS preferences. This means that the application will automatically change its appearance to follow its programming in dark mode.

Users (ironically) went to Twitter this week to show that they now have a new setting in the Facebook app to enable Dark Mode. It can be accessed by opening the Facebook application, tapping the three lines in the lower right corner and looking for the “Settings and privacy” section.

Dark mode in the Facebook app is not yet universally available. Instead, the company confirmed to Social networks today that the feature is available only to “a small percentage of users worldwide at this time”. There is no timetable for when Facebook plans to launch this feature for everyone. It’s also possible that the design will change before a launch, or that Facebook is testing multiple different options.

What do you think of Facebook’s dark mode interface on iOS? Do you already have the new design in your Facebook application? Let us know in the comments.

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