Facebook is working on a dark mode for its Android app

Joanna Estrada
August 13, 2019

And since the mode is the highlight of this year's Android Q and iOS 13 OS versions, other apps and services are trying to push this new look more than ever. In the meantime, Facebook is also reportedly working on a dark mode to the Facebook app on Android.

Engineer, Jane Manchun Wong, known for reverse engineering apps to discover upcoming features in popular apps much before their actual release, recently found out a half-baked Dark mode in the Facebook app on Android.

In a world where apps are constantly getting whiter and brighter, it's no surprise to see more and more people clamoring for dark modes.

The dark color scheme is clearly still a work in progress, and Manchun Wong's discoveries show some of the problems that have dogged many other apps' dark modes, including dark colored text that's nearly unreadable against a black background.

However, she noted that this feature seems to be in an "early stage of development" - it's only appearing on the app's Groups tab and some dark text displaying against a dark background, making it tough to read. For now, only certain parts of the app has been reworked to support the Dark Mode. The only app that hasn't joined the dark side is Facebook's main app.

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