Sometimes the long, bright-white screen on phones and desktops makes us feel uncomfortable. But the dark mode option available on Facebook makes it easy to browse social media. It is a display setting for the user interface. You can also try Facebook dark mode on your desktop, iPhone, and Android Apps.
In dark mode, instead of the default dark text displayed against a light screen known as ‘Light mode’, a light color text is shown against a black or dark screen.
Light mode is the default setting for Facebook. So you need to change the setting when you want to change to dark mode. It is also named night mode, dark theme, light-on-dark, and black mode.
Dark mode reduces the light emitted by device screens while maintaining the minimum color contrast ratios needed for readability.
Facebook dark mode for desktop
Facebook introduced a new design for its desktop site earlier in 2022. It includes an optional dark mode. Though it took a long time to roll out the new design, it is quite versatile.
Go to the Facebook site and click on the menu button at the top right. It is shown by a downward-pointing arrow. Then select the ‘Display Option’. Now, use the switch to toggle the dark mode on.
If you are more comfortable with the old-style Facebook layout, then don’t select the new version option. Google Chrome also offers “Force” dark mode on Facebook. But it is not as slick as the official dark mode. But the experience will be quite similar. You must make sure that you have the latest version of Chrome. You can check it by opening the main menu. Then select “Help” and then “About Google Chrome, and then the browser will find and install updates automatically.
Then visit the chrome. Type chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark in the address bar. You need to change the first drop-down box you see from “Default” to “Enabled”. You may want to re-launch the browser. So make sure that you save previous work.
Now, re-open Chrome. You will see that every site you visit, including Facebook, has inverted colors in appropriate places. You may feel that it is not perfect as some parts of the images are turned black incorrectly.
If you want to change back, then return to hrome://flags/#enable-force-dark and alter the settings back to ‘Default’.
Facebook dark mode for iPhone and Android
The dark mode is available for iPhone and Android. You can easily enable it by tapping the menu icon at the top right of the app for Android. You will find three lines in the bottom right-hand corner of the iPhone. Then select the ‘Settings and Privacy’ which is represented by a cog icon.
The moon icon shows the ‘Dark Mode. Option. Three options as on, off, and use system settings options will be visible after taping on it. The first two options are self-explanatory. So it is easy to proceed. But in the third option, you need to pick up whichever color scheme you have chosen for the phone’s operating system.
What are the advantages of the dark mode?
The dark mode on desktops, iPhones, and Android is user-friendly.
The amount of ‘Blue light’ emitting from the phone is comparatively less after enabling dark mode on Facebook.
Some experts have revealed that dark mode helps people with light sensitivity or visual impairment.
What are the disadvantages of a dark mode?
Light text on a dark background is difficult to read well. You will feel this a lot when you are in dark mode.
Light-against-dark is not always suitable for eye strain. The text may seem like washed out creating eye fatigue.
If you are using a mobile having an older LCD screen, dark mode won’t really save the battery. You will need an OLED (Organic Light-emitting diode) screen for this.
To Sum Up
You can easily use Facebook dark mode on Desktops, iPhones, and Android. It offers several advantages. If you are surfing Facebook at night, before bed, then it is better to enable dark mode. The Dark Mode option is available in other famous apps like YouTube, Gmail, Twitter, and Slack. Many people think dark mode looks slicker.