Here’s How You Get Facebook Messenger’s Secret Dark Mode!
Many folks are huge fans of "nighttime mode" or "dark mode" when it comes to mobile use. The Twitter app has had the option for a few years. Users have been asking Facebook to make dark mode an option for quite some time, and while it's not ready for a full rollout, Android users can unlock the feature immediately thanks to the detective work of Android Police.
I tried it out on my Samsung Galaxy S9 and after a little trial and error, BAM! DARK MODE ENABLED! Basically, you send a moon to a friend on the Messenger app and the option magically pops up!
First I had to find a guinea pig. Someone who wouldn't judge me if I randomly sent a moon. I settled on a co-worker group chat. They get me and probably wouldn't question it for a moment.
Then I quickly realized there are A LOT of moon emojis. So after a couple attempts didn't work, I did all of them. And it still didn't work.
After one last crescent moon was sent...SWEET VICTORY!
So, I clicked on "TURN ON IN SETTINGS" and was sent to this page and notification.
And finally, I ENABLED THE DARKNESS! Ok, that sounds way cooler than it actually is but for some, dark mode has been a long time coming!
So go forth and embrace the darkness, Android users! Your eyes will thank you.
**UPDATE** We're getting reports this works on iOS as well! Give it a shot, Apple folk!