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How to Enable Secret Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger



Facebook has been working on a special Dark Mode for its Messenger app for a while now. Although even if you are a beta user you will not be able to activate it from settings until you try the steps listed in this article, Keep on reading and follow simple 4 steps and activate the good-looking Dark Mode.

Facebook Messenger Dark Mode

Activate Facebook Messenger Dark Mode

Follow these simple steps to activate the dark mode in Facebook messenger

Step 1 : Update your Facebook Messenger to the latest available version, Head over to Google Play to update the App.

Step 2 : Open any conversation in Facebook messenger and send the Moon Emoji (Moon Crescent) which looks something like ðŸŒ™ .

Moon Emoji Facebook Messenger
Send this moon emoji in a chat to enable the secret Facebook Messenger Dark Mode

Step 3 : Double tap the moon emoji which you just sent in the chat and you will be presented with an animation of moon emojis falling from top.

Step 4 : After few seconds you will see a notice on top of screen “You Found Dark Mode!” , “Your Friends can also unlock it by sending the moon emoji” , Just tap the TURN ON IN SETTINGS or go to settings and turn on Dark Mode.

Dark Mode Enabled on Facebook Messenger
Dark Mode has been enabled on Facebook Messenger

Enable Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger
Dark Mode Toggle , which turns on the Dark Mode in Facebook Messenger

Enjoy Dark Mode on Facebook messenger !!!

Why to Activate Facebook Messenger Dark Mode ?

Apart from the fact that dark mode and all black looks clear , but there is another advantage of using dark mode – Conservation of battery , yes black backgrounds give you greater battery life. That should be enough to justify you to use Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger

How to Disable Dark Mode in Facebook Messenger

To disable Dark Mode in Facebook messenger , just open settings in messenger and turn off the “Dark Mode” by sliding the toggle to the left.

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How to Enable Facebook Messenger’s Dark Mode on iPhone

Dark Mode is only available for Android devices, I will update this section with steps on how to activate Dark Mode on an iPhone device when it becomes available.

 


Dark Mode in Facebook messenger is still under development and it will take time before it rolls out for everyone without the need of following the above steps, When you activate Dark Mode we see a notification “Work in Progress” which reads

While we put the finishing touches on dark mode, it wont appear everywhere in Messenger

What do you think about the dark mode ? I prefer dark mode mostly on all apps because black is good on battery and eyes.

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