A few weeks ago we shared that Facebook’s dark mode already came out of the test period and gradually reached all users, but as usual with Facebook services and applications, the first phase only considered users of iOS, because while we could activate the dark mode on iPhone it was impossible to do it in Android.
Fortunately for all Android users, this has changed, for the last few hours the application has been updated from the Play Store and with it has come the long awaited dark mode for everyone in Mexico and other parts of the world.
How do you enable the dark mode in Android?
Unfortunately, the social network to use the dark standard mode in the system also does not help to use dark mode, or at least it has not happened with our test equipment, so the activation must be manual.
The first thing you should do is update the app from the Play Store or download the APK for the latest official version which we leave you in the following link.
Once the application has been downloaded, we need to go to the hamburger menu that appears at the top right of the screen with three horizontal lines. There you enter the application menu, so you just need to scroll to the option “Settings and privacy” and then look for the option that says “Dark mode.”
Sure (as it happened to us) you will notice that it is disabled by default, so you have two options, enable it or select the “system settings” option to switch from light to dark mode based on the general theme settings from the phone’s interface.
When this is done, the dark mode can be activated on Android.
How is the dark mode?
In the beginning we have not found differences with the dark mode on iOS, which also has the dark gray tones that are completely black, so you will notice that the dark mode on Facebook is very different from Instagram or WhatsApp (in iOS, because in Android WhatsApp also has more of these dark grays than completely black).
According to Google (which also uses gray a lot in its dark mode) it is mentioned that the benefits of using gray and not pure black are that the battery savings are very similar, and it is also beneficial for users with a PCD screen and not OLED.