Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Facebook's Android app is getting a dark mode


Pretty much all tech giants are now incorporating Dark Mode in their apps, services, OS.

Wong posted a screenshot showing how the dark theme could look in the main Facebook app. Interestingly, this looks very similar to the current Facebook app with Android Q's "Override force-dark" setting enabled within the developer options.

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Jane Manchun Wong, who has leaked numerous unreleased features from the likes of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in the past, was again the first to discover Facebook's testing of a dark mode. According to Jane, dark mode is in "early development" and with an app the size of Facebook, it could take some time to implement it across the entire app. "I am as curious about the release timeline of Facebook mobile Dark Mode as you are!", said Wong.

The dark color scheme is clearly still a work in progress, and Manchun Wong's discoveries show some of the problems that have dogged many other apps' dark modes, including dark colored text that's nearly unreadable against a black background. In the screenshot as well, one could see most of the text in White on a dark grey background, while the "Groups" mentioned on top is in all Black on the same dark background.

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