18 July 2019
It was reported earlier this year that Facebook was working on Messenger dark mode, one of the most commonly requested features. It seems like it has finally started to roll it out for everyone but in a quiet manner. The Facebook Messenger dark mode is available but not directly. There is a small procedure that a user needs to follow to make it work.
This small procedure includes you sending the crescent moon emoji to someone via Messenger application. This moon emoji can be sent to anyone, even to yourself as well. The only thing to keep in mind that it should be sent using the latest Messenger app version on Android and iOS.
Once you have sent the crescent moon emoji, you will see a shower of moons appearing in the selected conversation thread. This will be followed by a pop-up mentioning that you have discovered the dark mode. There will be a toggle to enable and disable the dark mode which will be disabled by default. You will have to turn the toggle on to get the dark mode working.
This is a one-time procedure which means once you follow it one time, you do not have to repeat every time. The dark mode setting will become visible permanently like any other Messenger app setting. A user will have the freedom to enable and disable the dark mode as and when required or preferred.