After launching a dark mode for its desktop interface, Facebook confirms it is testing a dark mode for its mobile apps as properly. As first famous by SocialMedia Today, Facebook has made the dark mode obtainable to a very small proportion of individuals globally, a spokesperson advised The Verge in an e-mail Sunday. The mobile model of the dark mode Facebook introduced last month for desktop is “meant to cut down on glare,” significantly in low-light environments, the spokesperson stated. There’s no timeline but for when the dark mode shall be obtainable to all mobile customers, nonetheless.
Users who have already got the brand new dark mode on mobile tweeted screenshots of what it seems like:
It’s a bit stunning it’s taken this lengthy for Facebook to roll out a mobile dark mode; its Instagram, and WhatsApp apps have dark mode already, as does Facebook Messenger. Twitter has had a model of night time mode for its Android and iOS apps for a while, and even Google rolled out a dark mode for its app earlier this yr.
Low-light and dark mode varieties — which permit customers to vary the background shade of an app window to black— are standard not solely as a result of they make apps simpler to view for some customers and are a bit extra aesthetically pleasing, however as a result of most dark mode variations can assist protect a gadget’s battery life as properly.
UPDATE June 28th 2:24PM ET: Added affirmation from Facebook spokesperson