Facebook is testing ‘dark mode’ in its mobile app
Facebook dark mode is a new look for the social network that replaces its usual bright, white interface with black and shades of gray for both desktop and mobile. It's a small change, but an important one for many users.
It's a refreshing alternative to the standard color scheme, but that's not the only reason many users are looking forward to making the switch. Some people find white text on a dark background much easier to read, and although the jury is out on whether cutting down on blue light actually helps you sleep better at night, a darker interface certainly reduces glare when you're using the app after dark.
There's a potential benefit for your phone's battery, too.
The feature is currently available to a “small percentage” of users worldwide.
The company has already brought dark mode to a number of apps, including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.
It’s not certain why the core mobile app is the last in line. Facebook might be cautious about rolling out dark mode in its main app when any bugs or design issues could affect a large section of its audience.
It is pertinent to remember that Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide with over 3 billion monthly active users.