How to enable Facebook dark mode on any device

Melanie Weir
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Dark mode reduces the amount of white light on your screen, which can be easier on the eyes. Superb Images/Getty Images
  • You can enable Facebook dark mode on your iPhone, Android, or computer.

  • Facebook dark mode allows you to switch the app's background to black instead of white.

  • Dark mode can save battery life and may even be easier on your eyes, especially at night.

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Dark mode is an optional setting that changes the background of an app's interface, like Facebook, from white to black, and text from black to white.

Dark mode consumes less battery on your device because displaying darker pixels on an LED screen uses less power than displaying white ones. Some people also find that it's less straining on the eyes, and many believe that the reduced blue light helps them sleep better, though it's not scientifically proven.

Facebook dark mode

All Facebook users have access to the dark mode feature in any desktop web browser, like Google Chrome and Safari, for both PC and Mac computers.

When dark mode first rolled out on the Facebook mobile app, it was only available to some users during beta testing. But dark mode should now be available to all users of the Facebook mobile app for iPhone and Android.

Quick tip: Dark mode is also available on the Facebook Messenger app on all devices, though you'll have to turn it on separately in the Messenger app.

Here's how to enable dark mode on the Facebook website, or on the Facebook mobile app for iPhone or Android.

Enable Facebook dark mode on iPhone or Android

  1. In the Facebook app, tap the hamburger menu, which looks like three horizontal lines.

    On an iPhone, this icon will be located in the bottom-right corner and on an Android, it will be in the top-right. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider
  2. Scroll down and tap "Settings & Privacy."

    Tap "Settings & Privacy" to expand the menu. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider
  3. In the expanded Settings & Privacy menu, tap "Dark Mode."

    Select the "Dark Mode" option. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider
  4. On the Dark Mode page, tap the circle next to "On." You can also choose "System" which matches the app's appearance to your device's dark or light system settings.

    Turn dark mode on by tapping the circle next to "On." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

Enable Facebook dark mode on a computer

  1. Go to and log in. In the top-right corner, select the downward-facing arrow icon.

    Click the downward-facing arrow to reveal a drop-down menu. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider
  2. In the drop-down menu that appears, click "Display & accessibility."

    Click "Display & accessibility." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider
  3. Under "Dark Mode," click the circle next to "On" to enable the feature.

    Turn dark mode on by clicking the circle next to "On." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider
  4. If it's enabled, the toggle will turn blue, and your Facebook background will go dark.

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