Scrolling through Facebook at night to get simpler. Social network bringing Dark Mode to app
The mobile version will cut down on glare, particularly in low-light settings.
After rolling out dark mode for its desktop website, Facebook confirmed that it is testing dark mode for mobile. The feature has been made available to a small group of users globally, a spokesperson told the tech website, The Verge, on Sunday.
The mobile version will cut down on glare, particularly in low-light settings. This will be helpful for users staring at their screens well past midnight, scroll through the news feeds, as the struggle to fall asleep. Facebook did not mention a timeline for when it will roll out dark mode for all users.
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Some users who received the update took to social media to share screenshots of how the app interface will look in dark mode. Facebook’s mobile app will the last in the family to get dark mode. WhatsApp and Instagram already have this feature, as does Facebook Messenger. Microblogging platform Twitter has had it for a while now, and Google introduced it for its apps earlier this year.
The benefits of dark mode are twofold. By letting users change the background colour of an app to black, it becomes easier to view and more aesthetically pleasing. Secondly, dark mode means that a large number of pixels on the screen will be off at any given point in time, thereby helping to preserve battery life.