It has been 400 days since Apple first introduced dark mode in iOS 13. Dark Mode for Facebook finally appears to be rolling out for iOS users globally after months of delay and stop-start testing.
Dark Mode for Facebook app first surfaced in April and by June a small percentage of users had access to the setting. So we expected that the company was gradually rolling out the feature for testing purposes.
However, propagation has been glacially slow ever since, and it’s only in the last couple of days that more and more users report that they’re seeing the option under Settings & Privacy within the app’s Menu tab.
Check out your Facebook app now and try its new DarkMode:
1. Make sure that your Facebook app is the lastest version one.
2. In Facebook’s interface, tap menu tab (the three line on the bottom-right)
3. Tap <Setting & Privacy)
4. Look for new Dark Mode option
5. Turn it on to change the app to Dark Mode
Confirmation that Dark Mode is rolling out in earnest on iOS and Android came courtesy of app hacker Jane Manchun Wong, who made a video in collaboration with Facebook and shared it on Twitter.
On the Facebook’s website, Dark Mode has been available for a while now. Messenger and Instagram – the two Facebook’s app have long featured Dark Mode. So it’s unclear why the company’s flagship app took longer to gain the feature.
Google’s Gmail app was the last major app to get Dark Mode, following a similar patchy rollout beset by inconsistent functionality.