These days Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging platforms around the world while it provides many useful feature, it is safe for kids and it can be used even without Facebook account. Facebook Messenger might be one of the first apps you check in the morning or the last app you check at night before you go to sleep in your bed, so the standard blue, white and gray can be bothering your eyes in the dark hours of the day specially if you use the Messenger for a long time. Facebook Messenger Dark Mode can help prevent the harsh light. Incomplete version of this feature is available in some countries on Android devices and soon it would be available for everyone who uses Messenger app.
Does Facebook Messenger have Dark Mode?
The question was asked by users all the time and finally the Dark Mode is there for Messenger users. The new mode looks like what user for sure expected. It work by replacing all the bright white backgrounds and parts of screen with black, then the texts would convert to white that can be read. According to users experiences the search bar and some other rounded UI would be dark gray. The feature is in initial testing release and soon it would be available for all users around the world.
Why should we use Facebook Messenger Dark Mode?
According to studies over the time, screens of laptops and smartphones emit blue light that may cause blindness in long time using. Base on a research by scientists from the University of Toledo, Ohio, glancing at short-wavelength light can create some toxic molecules in eye’s cells that can cause some disabilities in vision over the time.
Facebook Messenger Dark Mode changes the color settings in order to reduce the blue light brightness that enable you to go through messages easier at dark hours and also would protect your health. While other popular apps such as YouTube and Telegram also use the feature on their apps.
Facebook Messenger Dark Mode and battery life
Dark Mode works by changing the colors through the chat screen that would reduce the brightness, in order to makes browsing through messages easier, and of course it would help to save device’s battery as well as avoiding bright screens that shines into users eyes through the night. Dark Modes is able to improve battery life since your smartphone do not need to light up parts of the screen that are black, so it would definitely reduce the energy that display screen needs while the app is being used.
How to enable Facebook Messenger Dark Mode?
In order to enable Facebook Messenger Dark Mode to protect your eyes from the harsh lighting and also save your battery life through using the app in dark hours follow the instruction below step by step.
- Update your app to latest version.
Make sure you have installed the latest version of app on your device.
- Launch the Messenger app.
Open the app on your device.
- Enter settings.
- Tap on Me section.
- Toggle the Dark Mode switch.
If you are a supported country in initial test you must see the option there, if it is not appeared for you yet then you must be patient.
If you have the option and you enable it you will see a pop up message stating that “While we put the finishing touches on Dark Mode, it won’t appear everywhere in Messenger”. However there is no official state that when it would be release for all users but we expect it to be soon. In the mean time keep your app updated and wait for the option to appear.