How to Enable Facebook Messenger Dark Mode on Android and iOS

Enable Facebook Messenger Dark Mode: Dark Mode is the new trend is smartphone UI design. It looks modern, gives the phone a personality and also makes the phone battery last longer. Many studies suggest that dark mode can drastically improve battery performance. In this smartphone age if a simple hack can help your battery last even 5 minutes more then there is no harm in trying especially if that involves dark mode which looks modern and beautiful. Recently Google has started adding dark themes to many Google products, including YouTube, Google News, Snapseed, Android Messages, Android contacts and to some extent to Gmail for the desktop. We already have written two articles on this topic. You can read them all from our Dark Mode category.

active dark mode on Facebook Messenger

Among all the services we use, Facebook definitely tops the list. Till now Facebook has not yet launched dark mode for its platform. But it is testing one. You can now enable dark mode for Facebook messenger app for Android and iOS. The feature is hidden, and very few people know how to turn this feature on. Do you want to be one of the few to know how to enable this feature on your Android phone or iPhone/iPad? If your answer is yes, then keep reading this article. If your answer was no, what are you doing here? JK..

How to Enable Dark Theme on Facebook Messenger for Android and iOS

Facebook has kept the feature as a little easter egg which is very funny to discover. Here is how to find the secret Dark theme toggle for the Facebook messenger.

Read- How to Active Dark Mode on Google Apps

1.Open the Facebook Messenger app on your smartphone and send moon emoji (🌙) to any of your friends. If you don’t want to disturb your friend, you can also send the same message to yourself.

Send Moon Emoji to to active dark mode on facebook messenger

2. After sending the message, Facebook will notify you that you have ‘Found Dark Mode!.‘ Tap on ‘TURN ON IN SETTINGS‘ button and you will be taken to the Facebook Messenger setting.

Turn ON Sertting to enable dark theme facebook messenger

3. Here you can see a new ‘Dark Mode’ toggle. Turn on this setting by tapping on the toggle.

4. You will get a gentle reminder to remind you that this dark mode feature is still under progress.

Tap OK for dark mode facebook

5. Tap on ‘OK‘ button and the dark mode theme will get in play. Now you can see a beautifully designed dark theme for your Facebook messenger.

Dark mode is activated on fb messenger

For this article, I used my Android phone, but the process is the same for iPhone/iPad or iOS users as well.

Read- Active Dark mode on Gmail for Android and Desktop


So, that brings us to the end of this small tutorial. I hope you liked this article. It is nice to see companies are now putting extra effort to add this feature in apps web services we use daily. Please let me know if this tutorial was easy to follow. Also if you have any question or if you are facing any problem while following the steps, leave a comment in the comment section, and I will try to solve. Let me know what other apps you want to make dark themed, and I will try and write on that as well.

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