Facebook expands Dark Mode testing on iOS and iPadOS apps

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Facebook is accelerating its roll out of the social network app's Dark Mode," with more users able to turn the app dark to match the rest of their iPhone apps following an extended testing period.




The famous Dark Mode of iOS was introduced in iOS 13, and has been adopted by many different apps. The long-time holdout has been Facebook, but in a continuation of its efforts to change that, it's now allowing more people to try out the feature in the iOS and iPadOS app.

In a post to Twitter, Jane Manchun Wong published a video made in collaboration with Facebook, showing off how the mode looked. The post from Friday advised that the mode was being publicly tested from that date, with more users starting to see the option in the app.

Facebook is publicly testing Dark Mode!

You asked it, I chatted with Facebook's @alexvoica about it and here's a video made in collaboration with Facebook! pic.twitter.com/TGjdTXDxoP

-- Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane)


The larger-scale public testing follows an earlier test from June, where a "small percentage of users globally" had access to the feature. While there is no mention about how many people will be able to enjoy dark mode in the app as part of public testing, it is a good sign that suggests it may roll out to everyone fully in the near future.

The Facebook app is the last app in the company's ecosystem to support dark mode, with Facebook Lite, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger apps all supporting it in iOS and iPadOS.

If available to use in the app by a user, an option will appear under the Settings & Privacy menu. Options will allow the app to be permanently light or dark, or to automatically change along with other apps as part of the main iOS feature.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    "The ads just look so much more appealing," said Fuckerberg.
    macseekerAlex1NDogpersonsvanstromjSnivelywatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 12
    Facefook (oops) was already in (perpetual) dark mode. Dark stalker mode.
    napoleon_phoneapartDogpersonwilliamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 12
    I’d like to see Facebook go dark everywhere. 
    Alex1Nmacseekernapoleon_phoneapartDogpersonPetrolDavesvanstromwilliamlondonStrangeDayswatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 12
    Whenever AI has an article on FB, the first thing I do is open it and read the comments and I'm never disappointed :D
    napoleon_phoneapartDogpersonwilliamlondonjSnivelyStrangeDayswatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 12
    By-the-way, how many people reading the on line news media notice that the ALL the news media spell facebook WRONG, please note from their trademark, their name is spelled with a LOWER case letter "f".

    GAWD, can't believe how stupid the various news media is.  They can't get their act right.
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 12
    f_c_book    works for me
    williamlondonsmiffy31watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 12
    jb510jb510 Posts: 129member
    Dark mode looks great, but it’s buggy as hell.  Notifcations are the worst.  The Notifcations UI is awkward with no proper overall view, just a cramped incomplete sidebar.  The notifications themselves fail to dismiss and trigger multiple pop ups hours later. 

      
  • Reply 8 of 12
    macseeker said:
    By-the-way, how many people reading the on line news media notice that the ALL the news media spell facebook WRONG, please note from their trademark, their name is spelled with a LOWER case letter "f".

    GAWD, can't believe how stupid the various news media is.  They can't get their act right.
    It appears their logo uses a lower case “f” but that’s about it. On the login page at facebook.com Facebook themselves capitalize the word “Facebook”. Looking on the App Store is similar, all the references use a capital “f” and only the logo is shown lower case.


    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 12
    Too slow…could they take any longer? There's been at least 2 articles on Appleinsider alone on something that they should have had done idk months ago. 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 12
    Too slow…could they take any longer? There's been at least 2 articles on Appleinsider alone on something that they should have had done idk months ago. 
    Zuckybuck is soooooo much in for transparency: it seems they want to avoid anything dark or (remotely) shady these days.
    edited November 2020
  • Reply 11 of 12
    GG1GG1 Posts: 483member
    Too slow…could they take any longer? There's been at least 2 articles on Appleinsider alone on something that they should have had done idk months ago. 
    Zuckybuck is soooooo much in for transparency: it seems they want to avoid anything dark or (remotely) shady these days.
    There is no transparency in the dark...
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 12
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,553administrator
    macseeker said:
    By-the-way, how many people reading the on line news media notice that the ALL the news media spell facebook WRONG, please note from their trademark, their name is spelled with a LOWER case letter "f".

    GAWD, can't believe how stupid the various news media is.  They can't get their act right.
    AP guidelines on that, and iNterCaPs, will address why this is.
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