How to Enable Dark Mode on Facebook

Jan 19, 2020 - Leave a Comment

Using Dark Mode on Facebook

Want to use Facebook in Dark Mode? If you’re a fan of dark mode for iPhone and iPad, you might also be interested in using Dark Mode on Facebook, the worlds largest social network.

Dark Mode on Facebook is available in several ways, including Facebook on the web and Facebook Messenger. This article will cover enabling Dark Mode on Facebook.com fo the web. If you want to use and enable dark mode on Facebook Messenger read here instead.

How to Get Dark Mode on Facebook.com

Using Facebook on the web via Facebook.com has a Dark Mode option available in Chrome and Safari. We’ll cover Chrome first, then discuss Safari.

Enabling Dark Mode on Facebook with Chrome

If you use the Google Chrome web browser to access Facebook.com, you can forcibly enable Dark Mode on Facebook by using a Chrome feature:

  1. Click in the URL bar for Chrome, then enter the following URL to access Chrome flags:
  2. chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark

  3. Choose to enable Dark Mode here with the dropdown option

Note this has a side effect of forcing all other websites that have Dark Mode options to also use Dark Mode, so this will not only enable Dark Mode on Facebook.com but also Dark Mode on any other website that supports it. Some users may find that to be acceptable, and others may not.

At ay time you can disable Chrome forced dark mode by going back to chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark and turning the feature back to DISABLED again.

Enabling Dark Mode on Facebook.com with Safari

This Facebook.com web approach to dark mode also works in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac if you have enabled Dark Mode on Mac and then visit Facebook.com with the Safari web browser.

Similarly, if you enabled dark mode for iPhone and dark mode on iPad and use those to access Facebook from the web browser then you will find Dark Mode to be in use on Facebook.com.

Basically, if your OS supports Dark Mode and then you go to Facebook.com, it should load into a dark version of the website.

Apparently a full dark mode feature for the Facebook app on iPhone and Android is under active development but has yet to be released, so that option will likely be available down the road too, at least according to rumors.

Dark Mode for Facebook Messenger is also available right now for use, and that’s easy to turn on too. You can learn about using Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger here.

Obviously if you don’t use Facebook at all or you had previously deleted a Facebook account and don’t use the service then none of this will apply to you, but that’s OK too. You can enjoy Dark Mode system wide elsewhere and with many other apps.

Know of any other Dark mode tricks for Facebook? Share with us in the comments below.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Tips & Tricks

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