How to put Facebook in dark mode on Android

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After months and months of waiting, the Facebook application has one of the most requested functions by users: the dark theme.

This night mode, which was already present in Facebook Messenger, Facebook Lite and the desktop version of Facebook, has finally arrived on the mobile application after many tests.

In this article we explain to you how to activate dark mode in facebook app with a few simple steps.

Without a doubt, one of the most useful tools for protect eyesight when using the mobile phone in poorly lit environments. What are you waiting for to take advantage of this news from Facebook?



Here's what Facebook's new dark mode looks like

After seeing how dark mode was a reality in Facebook apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Instagram, the most normal thing was to expect this feature to soon reach the Facebook app itself.

And so it was. We learned about the development of this theme in dark tones for the first time in June 2020, when some users reported that they can already enable night mode in the Facebook application.

The following months were characterized by continued evidence which indicated that the arrival of this number was getting closer and closer. Finally, in November, the dark theme started reaching thousands of users of the social network application.

The dark mode of the Facebook app is now available.

Facebook has opted for a dark mode with not very powerful black and gray tones. It's not a 100% dark theme like the one we find on Twitter, where most of the interface elements (except the text) change to a deep black color.


In the case of Facebook, the background is a soft black color, while posts and other elements, such as buttons, turn a gray color which allows them to differentiate from the darker background.


In short, the dark mode of the Facebook application maintains it same design that we find in the desktop version, an elegant design that facilitates the use of the app when we are in places with little light.

How to set the dark theme

The dark theme of the Facebook app also stands out for its easy activation. You already know that, with this function, in addition to protecting your eyesight, you can save battery on terminals with OLED and AMOLED screens.

Step by step, we explain how to activate dark theme in your mobile app:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your mobile.
  2. Click the button with three horizontal lines in the upper right corner.
  3. Scroll down and click on the section "Settings and privacy".
  4. In the menu that appears below, click "Dark mode".
  5. Click on the option "Qualified" to activate Facebook's dark mode. If you want the activation to depend on the configuration of your mobile phone - whether you have enabled the dark theme or not -, select "Use system configuration".



These are the steps you need to follow to activate dark mode in the Facebook app.

And that's it, you don't have to do anything else to activate dark mode in the Facebook app, just follow these 5 simple steps.

remove the dark theme, you just have to go to the section «Dark mode» and select «Deactivate».

Even though it was waiting, now you can take advantage of one of the most useful features of the Facebook app. Remember that, if you are going to use it for the first time, it is better to configure the Facebook app correctly.

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