Facebook confirms it is testing a dark mode in its mobile app: Report

5 months ago 16
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Social media tech giant


recently rolled out

dark mode

support to desktop and it seems the feature will soon roll out to its smartphone users as well. The company has started testing the dark mode support on its

mobile app

After it was reported by some Facebook users on


, a report by Social Media Library claims that it has been confirmed by the company itself that the feature is right now being tested on "a small percentage of users globally right now".
As per the report and screenshots provided in the report, the option to select the dark mode on Facebook will appear in the Settings & Privacy section of the app.
There is no word on the official rollout date for the dark mode support on Facebook, however, it is expected to happen soon.
Popular Facebook-owned apps already support dark mode. These include


, Instagram, Messenger and Facebook Lite.
As mentioned, the Mark Zuckerberg led-social media giant already offers dark mode support that was enabled in May, along with a revamped version of its desktop interface.
For those unaware, the company first made available the new design publicly in March, however, it was available as an opt-in feature, which was later removed.
The major highlight of the new design was the support for dark mode. On desktop, users can enable and disable it from a toggle switch in the Settings drop-down menu.
Other aspects of the new design on desktop include streamlined navigation with options like Watch, Marketplace, Groups and Gaming appearing on the top. Notifications icon, messenger shortcut and access to settings have also moved to the extreme right corner.
Prominent changes have been made to Pages as well. Options like Home, Videos, Photos and others are now appearing on the top of the feed in a horizontal layout. Videos and Photos that appeared on the top have been moved to the left side and all the posts appear on the right side, below the information in About section.

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