17 July 2020
Update: June 29, 2020
Previously, the Dark Mode on Facebook for iOS was uncovered by WABetaInfo. The tipster was able to enable the mode on Facebook on iOS platform and later the folks over at 9to5Mac managed to share some screenshots of the app with Dark Mode switched ON. But the mode was not rolled out officially by Facebook for everyone or even for testing. WABetaInfo often uncovers unreleased features of some apps by digging into their respective betas and that early look was one of the stints of the tipster Furthermore, it also came as a piece of evidence that Facebook is working on it.
Now Facebook has enabled the Dark Mode, at least for some users. Reportedly, Facebook is currently testing the feature for mobile users, but iOS users have primarily reported it. As confirmed by Social Media Today, the feature is currently available to a small number of users globally. This suggests that the company has started rolling out the feature to the users but it is taking a gradual approach in doing so.
Original Post (April 23, 2020)
The Dark Mode is spanned across almost every app, but there are still many that haven’t yet received this major change yet. Take for instance the Facebook app which hasn’t yet gained this interesting feature. On the contrary, Messenger and Instagram apps on iOS have already received the Dark Mode and delighting users.
It appears that the Facebook app is now finally gaining the Dark Mode as a tipster was enable the unreleased feature onto the profile on the iOS platform. WABetInfo, who general reveals upcoming features of WhatsApp, found something for the Facebook app as well. The tipster first spotted the mode and later on, the folks over at 9to5Mac were also able to confirm it.
Unlike the Dark Mode interface present on Instagram and Messenger, Facebook’s Dark Mode is a grayscale-like design where there are white accents for logos and icons. But do note that these changes are still under development and anything can change before the actual public release.
According to the tipster, the feature is still under development and several improvements are going on. It is still not available for beta testers, so, it may take more time to arrive on the app. Facebook working on adding the Dark Mode to its Android app is already known and the development around it came to notice in March.
It is only now we are getting to know that the development of the Dark Mode interface on iOS is going on as well. As the interface is still under development, there are still many elements that haven’t adopted the change. There are many sections like the white background, which are yet to get the new change.
You will be able to activate this feature by going into the Settings and enabling the Dark Mode, when the feature goes live. It is unknown when exactly the Dark Mode for Facebook is arriving, but looking at the screenshots, it appears the day is not too for. For your information, Instagram on iOS gained the Dark Mode support back in October, and Messenger gained it in April last year and it also supports the system-wide Dark Mode in iOS 13.