How to Enable Facebook Dark Mode

Facebook has recently launched a new and improved design, not only cleaner, sleeker and more user-friendly, but also offering a couple of new and useful features. One of those features is the long-anticipated dark mode that many other websites and apps offered for years, as a way of preventing eye strain during the night, or simply giving you an alternative interface option.

If you want to switch to the new Facebook Desktop interface (before it becomes the default later this year) and finally use the convenience of dark mode on your favorite website, simply follow the steps described below:

Enabling the new Facebook design

If you didn’t automatically get the new Facebook interface, here’s how you can switch to the redesign that offers dark mode:

  1. On your computer, open the Facebook website, and log into your account.
  2. Click on the down arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen to open a drop-down menu.
  3. From there, select the Switch to New Facebook The page will now refresh, and the new Facebook design will be loaded.

Note: The new design, which offers dark mode, is only available on Facebook Desktop (and not the mobile app) as of yet.

Enabling Facebook dark mode on desktop

Once you’ve enabled the new Facebook interface, you can easily switch to dark mode by following these steps:

  1. Open the drop-down Account menu by pressing the down arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. Here, you will see a Dark Mode option, with a toggle right next to it.
  3. Now, simply click on the toggle to activate dark mode within seconds. That’s it!

Note: If you ever want to go back to Light Mode, you can do so by following these same steps.

Enabling dark mode on Facebook Messenger (Android and iOS)

While the Facebook Mobile app still doesn’t offer dark mode, the Facebook Messenger app does. And even though dark mode could only be activated on Messenger by sending someone a crescent moon emoji when it first rolled out, now it can easily be turned on with these instructions:

  1. Open the Facebook Messenger app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Click on your profile picture (upper-left corner of the screen).
  3. Here, you will see the Dark Mode option right under your name, with a toggle next to it.
  4. Now, simply click on the toggle to activate dark mode.

Note: If you ever want to go back to Light Mode, you can do so by following these same steps.

Whether you’re using Facebook on your computer or the Messenger app on your phone, the useful dark mode feature is now easily accessible to everyone, in a matter of seconds.

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