How to set dark theme on facebook

How to Turn on Facebook Dark Mode on Any Device

  • You can enable Facebook dark mode on your iPhone, Android, or computer. 
  • On the Facebook mobile app, you can turn on dark mode through the Settings & Privacy menu.
  • On Facebook's desktop version, you'll use the Display & Accessibility menu to enable dark mode.

If you're looking to use Facebook in a way that consumes less battery on your device or strains your eyes less at night, you should enable the social media platform's dark mode. 

Here's how to enable dark mode on the Facebook website, or on the Facebook mobile app for iPhone or Android.

How to turn on Facebook dark mode on an iPhone or Android 

1. In the Facebook app, tap the hamburger menu, the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner.  

2. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy, then tap Settings in the drop-down menu.

3. On the Settings page, scroll down to the Preferences header and find and tap Dark Mode.

Tap Dark Mode under the Preferences header in Settings. Insider

4. On the Dark Mode page, tap the circle next to On. You can also choose System, which matches the app's appearance to your device's dark or light system settings. 

Tap On or System to enable dark mode. Insider

How to turn on Facebook dark mode on a computer

1. Go to and log in. In the top-right corner, select the downward-facing arrow icon

Click the downward-facing arrow to reveal a drop-down menu. Insider

2. In the drop-down menu that appears, click Display & Accessibility.

Select Display & Accessibility. Insider

3. Under the Dark Mode header, click the circle next to On to enable the feature. You can also enable Automatic to have your Facebook interface reflect the dark or light settings of your device.

Select On or Automatic to enable dark mode. Insider

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How to Enable Dark Mode on Facebook

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The latest Facebook user interface (UI) is a welcome change and an easy transition from old versions. Since the dark mode option is a popular choice for apps, it makes sense that Facebook would chime in on the feature.

Regardless of compatibility, each application or device has a different process for setting dark mode on Facebook and Messenger. This article walks you through the various methods based on the app and the operating system, such as Windows 10, macOS Catalina, Android 10+, and iOS 13+.

Enabling Facebook Dark Mode on Mac and Windows Browsers

To turn on Dark Mode for Facebook in a Windows or macOS browser, do the following:

  1. Click on the downward-facing arrow in the upper-right section of Facebook.
  2. Click on Display & Accessibility.
  3. Find Dark Mode under the settings, then move the slider to the right to activate the option. Your Facebook pages will appear with a black background instead of white.

Note: When switching from light mode to dark mode on Facebook (while in a browser), the setting changes across the board. Every page, including Messenger, will feature the dark UI automatically. If you’re using a browser to access Facebook Messenger, you can follow the same steps listed above.

Some users may see an option to switch to the new Facebook. If you see this option, switch to the new Facebook, then you’ll see the option to enable dark mode.

Enabling Facebook Dark Mode on Android and iOS     

As previously mentioned, Messenger apps in iOS and Android include the Dark Mode feature, and they have been present for quite a while. Facebook now released the Dark Mode setting to iOS and Android devices. As previously mentioned, the global dark mode setting on Android 10 or above (or iOS 13 and above) doesn’t change Facebook at all, at least not right now.

Enable Facebook Dark Mode on Android

To turn on dark mode in the Android Facebook app, follow these simple steps:

  1. On Facebook Home, tap the hamburger menu icon.
  2. Click on Settings & Privacy in the main menu.
  3. Select Dark Mode to open the custom options.
  4. Select On to activate Dark mode.

If you’ve already updated your device’s settings to dark mode you can also select System. Choosing this setting means your Facebook app will turn to dark mode or light mode, depending on your Android settings.

Enable Facebook Dark Mode on iOS

Facebook Dark Mode is now available on iOS. Follow the steps below.

  1. On Facebook Home, tap the hamburger menu icon found in the bottom-right section.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy in the main menu, then choose Dark Mode from the expanded menu.
  3. Finally, select On or System to enable dark mode.

If you choose System, Facebook will mimic your phone’s settings (i. e., dark mode and light mode).

Facebook Messenger Dark Mode on iOS

To enable the Dark Mode setting on the iOS Facebook Messenger app, use the following steps:

  1. Select your profile picture, located in the upper-left corner.
  2. Choose the Dark Mode option.

Facebook Messenger Dark Mode on Android

If you’re using Facebook Messenger on an Android device, simply follow these steps:

  1. Open Facebook Messenger and tap on your profile icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Tap on Dark Mode.
  3. Tap the bubble next to On.

Dark Mode for Facebook and Facebook Messenger Lite

As of January 2022, dark mode is available on most Facebook platforms; this includes Facebook Lite. If you’re a Facebook Lite or Messenger Lite user, it’s important to understand that Facebook Messenger Lite doesn’t have its own dark mode setting. This means that you will have to enable Dark Mode on Facebook Lite, and Messenger Lite will also switch to the darker setting.

Here’s how you can enable dark mode on the Lite version of Facebook and Messenger:

  1. Tap on the three horizontal line menu in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Tap on Dark Mode.
  3. Tap the toggle switch to enable dark mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dark Mode is still relatively new to Facebook fans. Although it is a fantastic feature, you may have more questions. Keep reading for the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

I don’t see the option for Dark Mode. What’s happening?

This was, at one time, the most popular question we received. Facebook slowly rolled out Dark Mode to select users and only on select devices. Today, it should be available to everyone with the aforementioned devices. But, if you do not see the Dark Mode option, we need to dig a little deeper.

First, if you’re using the Facebook application for iOS or Android, verify that you’re running the latest version. This is important because it was a new update that presented Dark Mode to us. If it isn’t up-to-date, go ahead and update your app.

Next, if you’re using a web browser, you may be running an out-of-date version. When Dark Mode was first released, it was only available on the New Facebook. Tap on the arrow icon in the upper right-hand corner of Facebook and look for an option to switch to New Facebook. This option should not appear at all in 2021, but as we’ve said, if you’re somehow running an older version, you’ll need to switch to New Facebook before the option appears.

Is Dark Mode better?

Most users prefer Dark Mode because it looks better. But, it has also been said that Dark Mode puts less strain on the eyes, and it doesn’t affect melatonin levels (meaning you can’t fall asleep after playing on your phone before bed.)

Dark Mode also uses less battery life than the brighter alternative. Overall, Dark Mode is a popular feature for a good reason. However, some people prefer the standard interface, which is why you can always switch back if you’d like.

My Facebook was in Dark Mode, and now it isn’t. What happened?

Back in May of 2021, users experienced an issue that caused the iOS and Android versions of Facebook to revert to their classic interfaces. Fortunately, this was a simple glitch that the Facebook developers resolved quickly. The solution was simple for users who experienced the problem: close or force close the Facebook application and re-open it.

If, for some reason, your Facebook reverts to the classic white background, close the app and open it. Of course, you may also need to update the app in the App Store or Google Play Store if the problem persists.

Are you enjoying dark mode on Facebook and Facebook Messenger? Was our tutorial helpful? Let us know in the comments below!

How to Enable Facebook Dark Mode (Android, iOS and Desktop)

Facebook Dark Mode is now available on desktop and mobile, so if you're using Facebook, you'll probably want to know how to enable its Dark Mode feature. ..

Dark Mode is a new and popular way to browse websites and applications. Dark mode is said to be easier on the eyes, now natively used in both iOS and Android.

But if you're interested in enabling dark mode on Facebook or your Facebook app on your phone or desktop isn't currently using dark mode, you'll need to learn how to enable it.

In this guide, we'll show you how to enable dark mode on Facebook on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Enable Facebook dark mode for Android

As with most things in life, Android is a little behind Facebook's dark mode. Currently, Dark mode for Facebook on Android is only available in beta versions. Facebook applications.

How do I become a beta user of the Facebook app? Simple: just go to this page and register . Once you do that, you will be able to enable dark mode for Facebook in the Android Facebook app.

Follow these steps to turn on Facebook dark mode in the Android app:
  • Open the Facebook app
  • Go to Settings > Settings & Privacy.
  • Scroll down, you should see a dark mode option
  • Tap Dark Mode and enable it.

As above: Dark mode for Facebook on Android is only available in beta versions of the Facebook Android app. . If you don't have the beta version of the Facebook for Android app on your phone, you won't see this option.

Dark mode for the Facebook Android app is now slowly rolling out, albeit very slowly. Dark mode for Facebook on Android should be coming to everyone in 2021.

If you can't wait that long, download the beta version of the Facebook app for Android instead - it will have dark mode built into it.

Enable Facebook Dark Mode iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod

On iPhone, enabling Facebook dark mode is the exact opposite - dark mode can be enabled in the iPhone app with just a couple of clicks.

To do so, open your iPhone's Facebook app > Settings > Settings & Privacy > Dark Mode > Turn on Dark Mode.

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That's it, you are now using Facebook in dark mode on iPhone. Everything is simple, right?

Please note that the above method works for ALL iOS devices, including iPad and iPod. Just follow the instructions and you will have dark mode running.

Enable Facebook Dark Mode on Mac and Windows

Facebook is predominantly a web app, so the web version of Facebook tends to get new features earlier than the Android or iPhone versions of the apps. And Dark Mode for Facebook is no exception.

Enabling dark mode for Facebook on Mac and PC works exactly the same. All you have to do is go to Facebook > click the down arrow in the right corner > Settings > Enable dark mode

This will switch the browser version of Facebook to dark mode. Switching to dark mode for the browser version of Facebook will change ALL Facebook apps and features, including Facebook Messenger.

This means that once you have switched Facebook to dark mode in your browser, all of its apps will now show up in dark mode configuration - from Messenger to Facebook apps and games.

If you are using the Google Chrome browser and are familiar with Chrome Flags , you can use this flag (chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark) to force all sites you visit, including Facebook, to appear in dark mode.

What about Facebook Messenger dark mode on iPhone and Android?

Because Facebook for Android and iOS is NOT a web app, it is a native app designed specifically for iOS or Android, you have different feature sets for each version of the app.

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For the most part, the Facebook app for iPhone is the most complete and up-to-date version. The Android Facebook app works fine, but it lacks some of the features found on the iPhone.

The most notable of these is the ability to switch Facebook Messenger to dark mode.

Enable Facebook Messenger Dark Mode on iPhone

On iPhone, switching Facebook Messenger to dark mode is as easy as opening Facebook Messenger > Clicking on your profile picture > And then enabling dark mode.

Enable Facebook Messenger dark mode on Android

On Android, everything is about the same. Just open Facebook Messenger > Click your profile picture > and then enable dark mode.

Your Messenger app will now display everything in black, including all of your discussions, emoji boxes, and search features.

I don't see the dark mode option on Facebook

If you followed the steps above and you don't see the Dark Mode option in your Facebook app settings, it means that the version of the app you're using doesn't support dark mode.

If you are using an iPhone, make sure you are using the latest version of Facebook. You can do this by going to App Store > Click on your profile icon > See all updates > If Facebook needs an update, click Update.

This should bring dark mode to the Facebook app on iPhone.

If you're using Android, dark mode doesn't work inside the app yet. It is said to be coming soon and some users have access to it, but the rollout is currently very slow.

The only sure way to get Dark Mode in the Android Facebook app is to download the beta version of the app - you can do it here .

But remember: this is a beta version, so there may be bugs and problems. For this reason, my advice would be to just wait until Facebook officially launches it.


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Black theme disappeared from facebook? Here's how to get it back

For hours, Facebook users have been complaining about disappearing from Black Theme , also known as Dark Theme. Ever since AMOLED smartphones have taken over the Android and iOS market, app developers have thought about making the most of them. OLED technology essentially allows you to have a screen that is completely black, with the ability to turn off each panel pixel individually. Thus, the display consumes less battery and is pleasing to the eye, since black screens are less eye-tiring than white ones.

Facebook is one of the most popular apps in the world, so the black theme has been well received by its users. However, in these hours, due to a bug, this display mode has disappeared, returning the previous screen to a white tint.

The Facebook developers themselves have confirmed a disservice: " We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing certain features in the Facebook app for Android. . We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible ". And in fact already this morning, some users reported returning to normal, but there are those who have not yet restored the black theme. It is for this reason that I want to explain some methods that can help you restore it.

Clear app data and cache

First of all, here is the first thing to do to try to get the missing black theme back from Facebook, I state that depending on the smartphone, the steps may be slightly different, but the procedure remains the same.0036

  • Scroll down and select " Settings and privacy
  • Click on " Black background mode
  • Select item " Enable
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    How to bring up the dark theme option

    As I just explained to you, there is a special option in the Facebook application that allows you to manually enable the black theme, but in your case it may not appear: if so, here's what to do:

    • Go to the Facebook page in the Google Play Store
    • Scroll down and tap " Join the beta program
    • If available, always update the app from the Play Store page.
    • Press and hold the Facebook icon and navigate to information about
    • As above, clear the data and clear the cache
    • Open the app and sign in again
    • If it still doesn't appear, close the app from the recent apps screen and reopen it.0036

    Install old version

    Going into app info, I see that in my case I installed version 319. of the Facebook app. Since this is a recent bug, one way to make it disappear and get the black theme back is to get an older version of the app.

    Learn more