Facebook’s desktop dark mode, originally announced in April at the F8 Developer’s Conference, still hasn’t made its way out to all users…
It was about four months ago that Facebook first revealed at its F8 event it would bring a dark theme option to its desktop site. Then, in May, Facebook desktop dark mode began its slow roll out — very slow. Now, approximately 96 days later or 3+ months later, it’s still not available to all its users around the globe. (But, given the social site boasts approximately 2.6 to 2.7 billion users, it takes considerable time to completely roll it out.)
Facebook Desktop Dark Mode Still Not Available to All After Three Months
Even though it starting hitting the web months ago, the dark theme for Facebook’s desktop website remains unavailable for at least a portion of its users. Ostensibly, all that’s needed to enable the new Facebook desktop dark mode is an internet connection, an up-to-date web browser, and an active account. However, the option is not appearing for all.
How to Enable Facebook’s Dark Mode on Desktop
For those who do have access, to switch to the new Facebook desktop dark mode, it’s only necessary to complete a few simple steps. Here’s how to enable the Facebook desktop dark theme:
- Open a desktop web browser.
- Go to Facebook.com and sign into an active account.
- Click on the down arrow at the top right.
- Scroll down and select “Switch to new Facebook.”
- Click “Dark” on the popup.
- Click “Get Started.”
That’s all. Turning on the desktop Facebook dark theme should stay enabled, even after exiting a browsing session and/or logging out of the social site. But remember, Facebook is still rolling out its dark theme for desktop, so the option is not yet available to everyone.