Facebook’s dark mode first became available back in early May, but the option still isn’t showing up for all of its users…
During April of this year, Facebook originally announced its plan to bring a dark theme to its desktop portal during the company’s annual F8 Developer’s conference. The social network experimented with the option for some time thereafter, only giving access to a limited group of users. Then, back in May of this year, it started to expand its reach.
But, over eighty days later, approximately three months ago, it’s still not available to all users. This actually isn’t very surprising. Given the social site boasts approximately 1.5 to 1.6 billion users, it takes considerable time to roll it out.
Turning On Facebook’s Dark Mode on Desktop Still isn’t an Option for Some
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.