After getting streamlined, it looks like Facebook’s Messenger app is also getting a dark mode. The social media was internally testing the Messenger dark mode, and now it’s showing up to certain members of the public.
The feature was first spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, who tweeted about it back in October last year. Quite fittingly, it really is dark. While it’s easy on the eyes especially when used in the dark, being completely in the black may not work for some.
Facebook Messenger is testing Dark Mode in the new UI
— Jane "not Facebook Employee" Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 5, 2018
But from the look of things, people do want the dark mode, and the sooner the better. In a new tweet, she says that the mode has been brought to public testing due to pressure from users.
Facebook Messenger, seemingly due to prolonged external nagging, has started public testing Dark Mode in certain countries
They have put up a fair warning that Dark Mode isn't everywhere yet so don't complain when some UI burns your eyes off
— Jane "not Facebook Employee" Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) December 31, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
For now, it’s not publicly known who are the ones getting to test this night mode out. It’s not even a certainty that this is a mode that will be released to everyone just yet. That said, the fact that it got to the public testing phase may be a encouraging sign, as long as it isn’t a mistake.