How to Turn On Dark Mode on Facebook App & PC
The Facebook dark mode is looking perfect at Night and you can easily enable it. Previously we posted a detailed guide on how to unlock and activate the official dark mode on Messenger. But Facebook has not released any night mode for the app yet. There are tons of ways to get night mode on Facebook.com, app, iOS, and Android browsers.
I will show the step-by-step procedure for activating the black theme on Facebook. You will learn how to get in PC, Laptop, Android or iOS, and Chrome browser. However, as soon as we get the official feature in the latest update, we will update this guide. Anyway, now let’s get to the procedure.
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Turn On Dark Mode on New Facebook
In March 2020 millions of Facebook users started getting the new Facebook design. It looks amazing and has tons of news features as well as a brand new UI. Moreover, we have the official dark mode option to enable. Here is how to turn on the official dark mode in the new Facebook design:
- Click the drop-down little arrow at the top.
- Now click the Switch to New Facebook option.
- You will see the new FB design.
- Again click click the drop-down arrow at the top.
- Turn on the official Dark Mode toggle.
However, there could be more than one reason you still don’t have the new FB design. In that case, you can simply follow any of the below procedures in order to implement dark mode on Facebook.
Enable Dark Mode on Facebook PC
To be honest, I don’t know about other browsers, but I am using the Google Chrome browser for years. There is an extension available on the Chrome Web Store. You can easily get the extension, install it, and enable it in the night for Facebook, and other sites as well. To enable the night mode on Facebook on the PC:
- Open Chrome browser.
- Download and install the Dark Mode extension from Chrome Web Store.
- Now visit Facebook.com on your PC.
- You will see a button at the top on Chrome.
- Click on that button to activate the night mode for Facebook.com.
That is it, you are good to go, now you can visit any site even Messenger.com, and use Facebook and Messenger both with black UI. However, the choice is totally yours. It is a great and trusted extension of the Chrome browser available for both MAC and Windows users, all you need is a Google Chrome browser, install and enable the extension, and done.
Update: Enable Dark Mode in Facebook App
Finally, Facebook has received the official dark mode for Android and iOS devices. You can simply update the Facebook app to get the dark mode feature in it. Then follow these steps to enable it:
Open the Facebook app and tap the menu icon at the top right. Now tap Settings and Privacy then tap Dark Mode. Set the option to ON and this way can enable the official dark mode in your Facebook app for Android and iPhone device.
Update #2: For your information, for some reason, Facebook has removed the Dark Mode button from the menu and it is missing. There is no way to bring it back, but when you want to enable the dark mode for the Facebook app, then enable the dark/night mode on your device, and Facebook will auto adopt it. I will update this section, I mean upon and changes and options for the dark mode on the Facebook app.
Enable Night Mode on Facebook Android
Official, there is no update on the night mode for Facebook in the official app. But you can use the Chrome browser on your Android and enable a dark theme. Then you can open any site including Facebook.com and you will see the dark UI. Alternatively, you can use the UC browser to activate the Night Mode on the UC browser and then go to Facbeook.com and you will Facebook in the dark theme or black user interface.
Alternatively, give a try to use Facebook alternative apps such as Maki and Friendly for Facebook. These apps are available in the Google Play Store and they completely free. You can go ahead and install these apps, activate the night mode from the app’s settings and you are good to go. Moreover, these have almost a similar feature as the Facebook official app does.
Get Facebook Dark Mode on Chrome Browser for Android:
The first thing you need to do is to enable or unlock the black theme on the Google Browser and Facebook.com will automatically adopt the black theme. It easy to do so:
- Open Chrome on your Android phone.
- Type in chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark and hit Go.
- Now You will see the first option “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents”.
- Tap the Default tab and set the option as Enabled.
- Restart the Chrome browser.
- Go to Facebook.com and you will Facebook in the Night Mode.
You can always go back and disable the option whenever you want. However, the choice is totally yours if you want to leave it as it is. I don’t how it sounds but for your information, you may visit other sites and those sites will be also the Night Mode. If it is annoying to you then go ahead disable it. If you are using Facebook on your Android phone using a web browser and you need dark mode then I will suggest you use the UC browser.
Get Facebook Dark Mode on UC Browser for Android:
On the UC browser, there is nothing you need to do and just enable the default option there. All you have to download and install the UC browser on your Android phone and then follow the below steps:
- Open the UC browser on your Android phone.
- Tap the Menu option in the middle.
- Now tap the Night option.
- Visit Facbeook.com and you will see Facebook in the Black user interface.
The Night option is easy to enable and disable. All is I can suggest using the UC browser if you are using it for Facebook only instead of Chrome. You can stop using these browsers on your Android for Facebook dark mode once you all get the official dark mode on the official Facebook app.
Alternative Methods to Enable Facebook Dark Mode
As I mentioned earlier in this guide, I have told you that there is not an official way to enable Facebook dark mode in the official app. However, you can follow the above methods for using Facebook in the web browser on your Android device.
There are alternative apps available in the Google Play Store to try out. The apps are totally and most trusted ones. These are trusted because of over a million downloads and an average rating of 4.3 in the Play Store. Yet, no ones have commented above privacy and related issue while using the apps. The one is Maki and the second is Friendly for Facebook. Simply any of these apps and activate the Night mode from their settings. Facebook will adopt the black theme you can enjoy using Facebook at the night.
However, these apps have tons of other features such, download videos, stories, and photos from Facebook, etc. Trust me these have almost a similar feature as a Facebook official app does and you will love these apps.