Facebook Officially Announces Dark Mode for Messenger on iOS and Android


Dark mode is now accessible to all Messenger users around the world on the latest versions of iOS and Android by sending the crescent moon emoji, and will be fully rolled out in settings in the coming weeks.

Facebook Messenger just launched a secret dark mode.

That said, if you're the curious type, you can follow the steps below to enable dark mode on Facebook Messenger.

As you may have heard that the Messenger's dark mode was made available to select users in certain countries earlier this year as part of the feature's beta testing phase.

Doing so, will shower the screen with moons, and allow users to enable the feature via a newly enabled settings option. Newsweek confirmed the addition of "dark mode" to Messenger on several devices.

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When you enable the feature, you'll also get a warning that it's a work in progress and might not be available everywhere in Messenger for the time being. If you're not into Dark Mode once you try it, just tap Dark Mode in your settings to turn it off. A black background is better than a white background for your phone's battery, though admittedly you'd have to use Messenger a lot to notice it. I unlocked the mode by messaging a spammy Facebook bot.

Photos, videos, and links can be unsent in this way, too.

The initial move came seven months after it was reported that Facebook was deleting messages already sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to other users.

By setting the unsend cutoff at 10 minutes, it means you can't delete messages that were sent long ago in a conversation.