How to activate Facebook Messenger’s new dark mode, no emoji required

How to activate Facebook Messenger’s new dark mode, no emoji required

In March, Facebook teased Messenger’s long-awaited dark mode. Users could unlock the feature by simply sending a crescent moon emoji to one of their friends. And now, after a month of public experimentation, the feature is receiving a wide release and can be unlocked simply by activating a toggle.

To unleash dark mode, tap your profile photo within the app. This brings you to your preferences and settings. You’ll then see a switch marked “Dark Mode.” Press it and you’re done.

The feature, announced today, is currently being rolled-out to users across the world. If you can’t see it, you may need to update the app.

Facebook is the latest in a swarm of developers – including Slack, Google, and Twitter — to introduce a dark mode. It’s easy to see why. Many people (myself…

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