How To Enable Dark Mode on Facebook

Posted by Arch on October 9, 2019
How to Enable Dark Mode on Facebook

Since Apple introduced the Dark Mode for its OS, the feature started appearing on different apps. The reason for Dark Mode’s popularity is pretty straightforward. It makes it easier for you to enjoy your favorite apps at night because the mode dims the screen and tones down colors. A benefit of the dark mode is that your eyes will suffer less strain. And given how much time most of us spend looking at screens, it’s a good idea to do whatever you can to lessen the strain on your eyes.

Does Facebook Have a Dark Mode?

As for the Dark Mode on Facebook, the company has only partially jumped on the “dark mode” bandwagon, at least for now. This means you can use the native features to enable the mode on Facebook Messenger, but there is no way to enable it on the Facebook app itself.

There are Google Chrome extensions, third-party apps, and some tricks that add Dark Mode to Facebook. Please keep reading to find out how to turn on Dark Mode.

How Do I Get Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger?

Enabling the mode on Facebook Messenger is as easy as a walk in the park. Tap on the app to open it, select your profile picture, and toggle on the button next to the Dark mode option to the “on” position.

Facebook Dark Mode

All the menus, chats, and background will turn black. If you change your mind want to turn off Messenger Dark Mode, you simply toggle Dark Mode back to “off.”

However, the option doesn’t sync across all your devices, so you might need to repeat the process on your other devices (e.g., iPad).

How to Turn On Dark Mode for Facebook

Facebook recently announced that it will be rolling out the Dark Mode feature on the main app. But as of this writing, it hasn’t come out yet. However, there is a way to work around this and here is how to do it on Android and on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad..

How do you get Dark Mode on Android?

For Android smartphones, you need to install a third-party app that basically allows you to use the dark theme for Facebook. The app in question is Maki: Facebook and Messanger.

After you download and install the app, open it and enter your Facebook username and password.

Enable Dark Mode on Facebook

Once logged in, tap the More menu (three horizontal dots) and select Settings, then tap General and go into Themes. The pop-up window will show you the list of all the available themes. The one you are looking for is called AMOLED.

Dark Mode on Facebook

You can now exit to the main menu and enjoy Facebook in the Dark Mode.

How Do You Get Dark Mode on iOS?

Since Apple was the one to introduce Dark Mode, there is a neat trick to get it on the Facebook app without any need for installing third-party software. In fact, we couldn’t find any third-party app worth recommending, but if you know about one feel free to drop us a line in the comments below.

To get the Dark Mode on iOS, including the iPhone and iPad, launch the Settings app, then tap Accessibility. Tap on “Display & Brightness,” then select the radio button under Dark.

ios dark mode

Toggle on Dark Mode and you’ll be able to enjoy Facebook in Dark Mode along with your other apps, which is better for your eyes. Of course, this feature puts all the other apps on your iPhone or iPad in Dark Mode as well, not just Facebook.

Can You Do It on macOS?

To turn on Dark Mode on macOS, click on the Apple icon in the top left hand side, then select System Preferences from the pull-down menu. Next, click on General. At the top of the General Tab, click to select “Dark.”

dark mode on macOS

If you ever want to switch to Light Mode on macOS, just again click on the Apple Menu, select System Preferences, and then click on General. From there, just select “Light” and you’ll be set to Light Mode.

Facebook Dark Mode on Desktop

For Mac and PC users, the quickest and probably the best way to get the Dark Mode is via a browser extension. There are numerous extensions to choose from, but Night Eye is the one that stands out.

It works on all mainstream browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Explorer. Plus, it’s compatible with alternative browsers like Vivaldi, Yandex, Coc Coc, Brave, and UC.

To get the extension, click on your browser on Night Eye website and install it. Select your language and from there on all the websites you visit will be in the Dark Mode.

Aside from the Dark Mode, you can also choose Filtered, or revert to the light mode by selecting the Normal option. The Filtered mode is similar to Apple’s Night Shift because it softens up the contrast and gives you a warmer look overall.

There is also an option to schedule Night Eye, customize the color filters, use blue light, and more. The extension is free, but there are in-app purchases and you can get a free 3-month trial of the Pro version, no strings attached.

Dark Is the New Black

In the near future, you won’t need any extensions, third-party apps, or special tricks to enable the Dark Mode on Facebook or anywhere else. The reason is that that many people are just finding dark mode more pleasant and reduces eye strain, a common problem for people who spend many hours each day looking at screens of various sorts.

Some expected the feature would roll out with the latest Facebook update, but it hasn’t arrived yet. Until it does, you’ll have to make do with what’s available.

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Do you have any suggestions on how to turn on dark mode for Facebook? Do you think dark mode reduces eye strain? Please leave us a comment below!

9 thoughts on “How To Enable Dark Mode on Facebook”

Fdquinones2017 says:
How can I take this tech website serious when they don’t even know that turning the dark mode on a iPhone doesn’t change it on the Facebook app.
Juan says:
Complete waste of time.. this doesn’t work. #fakenews
BrianPex says:
If you want darkmode on iOS as if Dec 5, 2019, you have to go to settings. Choose accessibilities. Then choose display & text size. Choose smart invert which Facebook is optimized for. Not perfect but it works.
BrianPex says:
What a poorly written article. Totally wrong.
Itsa me says:
So you are promoting an app that requires you to put your username and password for Facebook? This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen all day. And I work for the government.
Giann says:
thanks you
alfie says:
ios dark mode does NOT change facebook app to dark mode
Filip says:
Same here
s says:
ios dark mode does NOT change facebook app to dark mode
Lauren Cox says:
Turning on dark mode in the iPhone settings doesn’t change Facebook to dark mode. That’s the whole reason I even looked this up was because that didn’t alter it.
May says:
“ Facebook recently announced that it will be rolling out the Dark Mode feature on the main app. But as of this writing, it hasn’t come out yet. ”

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