Facebook Begins Dark Mode Rollout for iOS

Joanna Estrada
June 29, 2020

After reports of the palette change popping up, Facebook has confirmed to SocialMediaToday that it's testing a dark mode in its mobile apps.

Once active on a user's account, Dark Mode can be configured from the main menu, under a section within Settings & Privacy called "Dark Mode".

Facebook confirmed to Social Media Today that the feature is only now available for "a small percentage of users globally", which hints that the company may be slowly rolling out the feature first for testing purposes.

Dark mode for iOS version of the Facebook app- Facebook testing Dark mode for iOS
Dark mode for iOS version of the Facebook app

Twitter added its first version of dark mode all the way back in 2016, while Google recently added the feature to its mobile app and latest mobile OS - Android 10. The nation's largest carrier spent almost $1.9 million on Facebook and Instagram ads from May 22nd to June 20th.

But we digress. SocialMediaToday has been told by Facebook that it has started rolling out Dark mode for "a small percentage of users globally right now".

This followed users of the app claiming they were able to switch to the feature on devices running iOS 13. The catch for now is that the feature is only available to a small number of users. Dark Mode inverts the typical black text on a white background to black text on a white background. Other aspects of the new design on desktop include streamlined navigation with options like Watch, Marketplace, Groups and Gaming appearing on the top.

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