Facebook begins public testing of Dark Mode on iOS and iPadOS devices

Dark mode had launched with iOS 13, over a year ago. Facebook has finally allowed public testing of this feature after rolling it out to a “small number” of users earlier in June. However, it is unclear how big this public testing will be. We will be going over how to check if you have the mode and how to turn it on.

Facebook’s rollout comes five months after the initial rollout to a few limited users. The long delay has seemingly come to an end with an expected public rollout following suit shortly after this “testing” period. Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter detailed how Dark Mode looked. In the video with collaboration with Facebook, posted on Friday suggested the feature was publicly tested since then, with more users beginning to see the option in app.

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How to turn on Dark Mode

  • Update Facebook app to the latest version from iOS and iPadOS App stores.
  • Navigate to ‘Settings & Privacy’ from the Navigation Bar within the Facebook app.
  • You will see a “Dark Mode” option in the list
  • Turn it on and choose from “On”, “Off” or “System”.

This public testing will allow users to choose between Light, Dark, and Dynamic.

Image courtesy : Jane Manchun Wong & Facebook

The Facebook app is the last app from the company which will now support Dark Mode. Instagram, Facebook Lite, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Threads by Instagram already support this feature.



This release is not a public release of the feature. Some selected users might not see this feature immediately after updating the app. In such a case, please wait for a public rollout.


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Hitarth Dixit
Author: Hitarth Dixit

Consumer technology enthusiast. Writer at Appleosophy.

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