Facebook has a dark mode option that is easier on the eyes and can save a device’s battery. It can be enabled on the web, iOS, or Android.
Like many other services, Facebook offers a dark mode for iOS, Android, and the web that switches out dark text on a bright background for light text on a dark background. Dark modes are easier on the eyes, especially at nighttime, and can also help to reduce smartphone and laptop battery use. However, some Facebook may have trouble locating the feature and figuring out how to use it.
Not that long ago, it wasn’t common to have a dark mode on apps or websites. Many of them displayed a stark white background and no way to change it — and that’s just how things were for a long time. Thankfully, that’s all in the past! Just about every major app has a dark mode today, including the likes of YouTube, Google Maps, Twitter, Instagram, and more. Even Android and iOS have system-wide dark modes built into them!
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Whether you’re using Facebook on the web or via one of its mobile apps, changing the dark mode settings is simple. Web users need to visit the Facebook homepage and look for the downward-pointing arrow button in the top right corner. Clicking this will open a drop-down menu in which there is a ‘Display & Accessibility’ option. Clicking that will pull up another menu with a ‘Dark Mode’ setting. Click the ‘On’ toggle to enable dark mode and click ‘Off’ to disable it. This menu can be accessed no matter where you are on Facebook, so feel free to toggle it on/off as often as you see fit.
Facebook Dark Mode On iOS & Android
iOS users, meanwhile, should open the Facebook app and look for the ‘Menu’ button (that looks like three horizontal lines) in the bottom right corner. Tap that and then look at the top of the screen and tap the Settings icon in the top right corner (it looks like a gear cog). Scroll down the page, tap ‘Dark Mode’ under the Preferences section, and choose how you want to use the feature. Users can set it to On or Off just like on the desktop site, but there’s also a third option called ‘System.’ When set to the System option, the Facebook app will enable and disable its dark mode in accordance with the iPhone’s system-wide dark mode.
The process is mostly the same for Android users, but they should look for the Menu button in the top right corner rather than at the bottom. Once tapped, the process is identical. Tap the Settings gear icon, tap ‘Dark Mode,’ and then choose from one of the three options: On, Off, or Use system settings.
And that’s all there is to it! If you have an iPhone or Android device and aren’t sure how to use the system-wide dark mode, doing so is quite easy. On iPhone, open the Settings app, scroll down, tap ‘Display & Brightness,’ and you’ll find the dark mode options at the top of the screen. The steps on Android can vary depending on which phone you have, but in general, dark mode settings should be accessible by opening the Settings app and tapping on the ‘Display’ option.
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