+ Saturday May 25th, 2019

Dark mode is something we’re quite fond of in the Android ecosystem; it’s easy on your eyes and offers a reasonably significant battery saving, but not all apps support it yet. Facebook Messenger is joining the pack with dark mode in private testing.

Spotted by Android Police, Facebook are painfully close to delivering the Dark Mode we’ve been looking forward to since late last year. You can simply send one of your contacts a moon emoji for the option to appear. Not everyone is seeing this though, so it may well be a server side update that’s required per-user to gain access.

It’s a clear sign that the work is done on dark mode and nearing ready for general use, so keep your eyes out for and update via the Play Store soon.

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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It’s working, and the dark theme is a very welcome addition.

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