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Dark Mode finally coming to Facebook on Android... but not yet

Facebook for Android Dark Mode is now in public testing, coming soon late October 2020
Facebook for Android Dark Mode is now in public testing
The usual dark mode that has been available for a while on the desktop and iOS versions of Facebook is finally ready for a public test, although there is no release date to talk about at this stage. Since Instagram and WhatsApp got this visual theme a long time ago, Facebook for Android will probably go dark for everyone as soon as possible.

Considering the fact that we are nearing the end of 2020, having a dark mode option in any Android app should be available by default. Unfortunately, there are quite a few big pieces of code — in terms of popularity, of course — that fail to deliver this visual treat and Facebook is one of them.

As a side note, Facebook for iOS and the desktop version of the app have been sporting a dark mode option for a while, not to mention the Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp, which both had it for a pretty long period. The public testing of this visual style for the Facebook Android app is apparently quite limited at this stage. The news surfaced thanks to Jane Manchun Wong, who shared a video on Twitter of a conversation with a Facebook employee that she had using the Facebook Android app.

Since this public test is only rolling out to a select number of users located in various countries, it would be great to hear from those of you who can enable dark mode in the Facebook app for Android. In my case, it is "living after midnight" in Facebook already — for the record, it's evening and I am using Android 9 Pie in Romania.


Jane Manchun Wong (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-10-30 (Update: 2020-10-30)