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September 25, 2020
How to Turn On Dark Mode on Facebook Desktop

It’s Been 56 Days and Counting, and Facebook’s Dark Theme for Desktop isn’t Completely Rolled Out

Facebook desktop dark mode started hitting the web almost two months ago, and it has yet to reach all of its users across the globe…

It was April last year when Facebook first 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.

However, fifty-six days later (just under two months time), 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.

How to Turn On Dark Mode on Facebook Desktop

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. (Please note, it’s still rolling out, so not everyone will see the option to switch to the new Facebook dark theme right away. Simply try another time if it doesn’t appear in the drop down menu.)

How to Enable Facebook Desktop Dark Mode

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:

  1. Open a desktop web browser.
  2. Go to Facebook.com and sign into an active account.
  3. Click on the down arrow at the top right.
  4. Scroll down and select “Switch to new Facebook.”
  5. Click “Dark” on the popup.
  6. 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.

Savannah Marie

Savannah Marie loves writing and all things social media. She writes on a variety of topics, from social media to health and wellness to travel and all points in between! She is the lead writer and creator of Mixios and blogs with style and a one of a kind voice.

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