Facebook makes Dark Mode for Messenger an On-Demand Option Worldwide

Facebook Messenger dark mode, recently only accessible by sending a moon emoji, is now an on-demand feature for Android and iOS…

Just last month, a poster outed a dark mode option for Facebook Messenger on social news aggregation site Reddit. In response, the social network rolled out an official update to both Android and iOS.

But, to access it, users had to participate in or start a chat. Sending a moon emoji triggered a popup menu. Users just needed to follow the prompts and dark mode would appear.

Facebook Messenger for Android and iOS Roll Out Globally

Now, Facebook brings its Messenger users a straightforward method for turning its dark mode on, the company announced:

“After a month-long Easter Egg activation with countless crescent moon emojis, we are excited to announce that everyone around the world will be able to activate dark mode in Messenger with a simple toggle switch from settings.”

By enabling Messenger dark mode, device battery charges last longer and it puts less strain on the eyes.

To activate Messenger dark mode, simply open the Android or iOS mobile app. Tap on the profile photo to go to settings. Then, toggle dark mode on with a simple gesture.

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