Facebook is at last testing the dark mode for the messenger app and platform in some countries. This recent development is after trying to bring changes to the user interface (UI) of the messaging app, as reported by IANS.
According to the report, Facebook Messenger has over one billion monthly active users. At the company’s F8 developer convention back in May 2018, the Messenger Team had announced that they were working on a redesign for the application.
“So far as we can tell in our own testing, the US isn’t included. As a result, we aren’t entirely sure what it looks like, either.
“If you are in a supported country, based on the screenshot provided, a new ‘Dark Mode’ setting should appear in the ‘Me’ section of the app. A warning detailing that the new dark mode is still a work in progress will also appear — though it isn’t immediately clear if that message appears when toggling the setting, or when loading the section which contains it,” according to Android Police—IANS reports.
The dark mode has been widely awaited by the users ever since the social media giant stated that a new, simplified UI called Messenger 4 will be introduced at its F8 annual developer conference in October 2018.
According to the IANS report, Google has also confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life.
Google Dark mode essentially changes the overall colour theme of an operating system (OS) or applications to the colour black.