Facebook has finally started rolling out dark mode to everyone around the world, along with a new design. Do note that this is Facebook on the web we're talking about, not the application for Android.
This new design and dark mode along with it have started coming to users back in March, but not all of them. Facebook was still testing the design until now.
Facebook dark mode arrives along with brand new design
This new design Facebook is rolling out is most certainly cleaner than the old one, and dark mode is more than welcomed. Many users have been asking for it, and it's finally here.
The new design separates your Facebook content in three parts. That was the case before, but it looks much better now, plus many different parts options have been relocated in order to offer a cleaner experience.
Your main feed is still in the middle, while various options are on the left, along with the search option. On the right, you can see sponsored stuff, upcoming birthdays, your contacts, and so on.
Facebook says that it's now easier to find videos, games, and groups, which is true. Everything is really easy to locate, finally. The company claims that this design is quite similar to its mobile experience… and it is, to a degree.
This new design will appear for you out of nowhere, though we don't know if the dark mode will be enabled by default. We've received the design quite some time ago, and we had to flip the switch on dark mode.
That will probably be the case for everyone who received this feature recently, or will receive it in the coming days. The option is extremely easy to find, thankfully. All you have to do is hit the down arrow in the top-right corner, and you'll see the dark mode option.
Dark mode for Facebook Android app is expected to arrive soon as well
Many of you are probably wondering when will Facebook roll out dark mode for Android. Well, that's something we're wondering as well. The company has promised it's coming a long time ago, but still nothing.
Pretty much every major app for Android already offers dark mode in one way or the other, but Facebook is the exception. Facebook Messenger received it a long time ago, and Instagram followed a couple of months ago.
Back in April, the design of Facebook's dark mode for Android leaked. It gave us an idea of how will it look like on iOS, and users on Android will probably get that very same design.
It seems like Facebook will not utilize pitch black dark mode for Android, like it does for Messenger. Facebook will utilize dark gray color shades instead. That feature will probably come in the near future, and while you wait, you can enjoy dark mode on the Facebook web.