After launching a darkish mode for its desktop interface, Facebook confirms it’s testing a darkish mode for its mobile apps as properly. Facebook has made the darkish mode obtainable to a really small share of individuals globally.
The cellular model of the darkish mode Facebook introduced last month for desktop is “meant to chop down on glare,” significantly in low-light environments, the spokesperson stated. There’s no timeline but for when the darkish mode will likely be obtainable to all cellular customers, nonetheless.
Customers who have already got the brand new darkish mode on cellular tweeted screenshots of what it appears to be like like:
It’s a bit shocking it’s taken this lengthy for Facebook to roll out a mobile darkish mode; its Instagram, and WhatsApp apps have darkish mode already, as does Facebook Messenger. Twitter has had a model of evening mode for its Android and iOS apps for a while, and even Google rolled out a dark mode for its app earlier this 12 months.
Low-light and dark mode varieties — which permit customers to vary the background shade of an app window to black— are common not solely as a result of they make apps simpler to view for some customers and are a bit extra aesthetically pleasing, however as a result of most darkish mode variations might help protect a tool’s battery life as properly.