Messenger 'Dark Mode' Is Available, Both Android And iOS Devices
Anil - Apr 19, 2019
'Dark Mode' is now available in the 'Settings' panel of Messenger.
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Along with some recent controversies, Facebook has announced the release of the Dark Mode feature in its Messenger app for both Android and iOS devices. The feature now is available for users to simply activate through the app settings. Prior to this, Messenger users who want to experience the Dark Mode did have to send a crescent moon emoji in their conversations. According to Facebook, its latest Messenger mode will provide lower brightness while maintaining contrast and vibrancy.
Dating back to 2018, the feature had its first debut but it was limited to some select users for the testing purpose only. This amazing feature was rolled out to everyone but in the form of an Easter egg. Users had to deliver a message which contains a ‘crescent moon’ emoji, which would prompt a flash notification saying “You found dark mode”. Of course, Messenger functions an on/off switch for Dark Mode in the Settings panel. The company added that ‘Dark Mode’ would help you to cut down the glare from the phone for use in low light situations.
For those who want a try on the latest feature, the mode now can be found in the Settings page within platform. By a simple tap on the profile picture, users will able to see a toggle button which activates ‘Dark Mode’. Apart from that, Facebook has kept on the old method for the users who like to try the ‘Easter Egg’ activation. Thanks to the new configuration, users do not need to go through all of that.
The rise of the dark mode is growing among other platforms as well. While Google is reportedly working on a Night Mode with its Android Q, South Korean tech giant Samsung has also done this with the OneUI in the user interface. The mode is supposed to help smartphones keep the battery for a longer lifetime.