A number of users of Facebook lost some trust in the social networking platform after the data breaches the company was involved in last year. And now, Facebook is busy working on a number of things to make its platform more interesting for users. It is not only the main social media platform that is getting changes, but Facebook is also rolling out changes to its Messenger app too.
First, Facebook rolled out an option to recall messages on its Messenger app, which is similar to the one we have seen and used on WhatsApp. And now, the app is getting the ‘Dark Mode’ feature on both Android and iOS. However, you would have to manually enable the feature.
The feature was first announced by Facebook in October last year and it has finally started rolling out to users four months after the announcement. According to a report on GSMArena, “It’s currently unclear if this method works in all countries and platforms, but Redditors from the Philippines, Portugal, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia report that it worked for them.”
The same report also added that the feature “worked on our Android smartphones in India and over at headquarters, both on Android and iOS, so it’s safe to say it’s widespread and will be coming officially sooner rather than later.”
We should mention that the Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger can be enabled simply by sending a moon emoji on a chat in the Messenger app. The moment you will send this emoji, a message will pop up saying, “You Found Dark Mode!”.
Once Dark Mode comes to your Facebook Messenger app, a message will prompt saying that the company is still working on this feature. And because of this, you wouldn’t get to see the mode everywhere on the app and it may also appear broken at a few places on Messenger.
We should add that a number of apps already have the Dark Mode including Pocket, YouTube and Twitter. Google has also confirmed that having the Dark Mode on Android actually increases the battery life of the device. So, we are sure that this is a very welcome feature for most users.