Turn on Facebook Messenger dark mode simply by sending an emoji in a chat and then enjoy the new low-light, battery-saving experience…
Just the other day, 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, toggling it on isn’t done through the settings menu.
How to Turn On Facebook Messenger Dark Mode
To turn on Facebook Messenger dark mode, users must participate in or start a chat. It’s an ingenious way of getting users to engage the service.
To enable Facebook Messenger dark mode, fire up the app and then send the crescent moon emoji in a chat. This action triggers a popup menu. Follow the prompts and voila!
Here’s Facebook’s announcement about the new Messenger dark mode:
“We’re over the moon to share that dark mode for Messenger is finally making its debut.
One of the most highly anticipated features from the launch of Messenger 4, dark mode is a sleek new look that goes easy on the eyes by switching the background from white to black.
As many may have discovered, dark mode can be accessed through a hidden, limited-time only experience. Simply send a crescent moon emoji – 🌙 – in any Messenger chat to unlock the setting and prompt to turn on dark mode.”