How to Get Facebook to Use Dark Mode on Android


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If you don’t like Facebook’s bright interface, turn on dark mode to make the whole app dark. Your profiles, pages and everything else will adapt to this dark theme. Here’s how to activate it.

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Enable Facebook Dark Mode on Android

To make the Facebook app use dark mode on your phone, first launch the Facebook app.

In the top right corner of Facebook, tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).

Tap the hamburger menu in the Facebook app.

On the “Menu” screen, scroll down. There, tap on “Settings and privacy”.

To select "Settings and privacy" on the "Menu" page.

In the expanded “Settings and privacy” menu, select “Settings”.

To choose "Settings" from "Settings and privacy" menu.

On the “Settings and privacy” page that opens, in the “Preferences” section, tap on “Dark mode”.

To select "dark mode" on the "Settings and privacy" page.

The “Dark Mode” page offers several ways to control the theme in the app. Your options are:

  • At: Select this option to enable Facebook dark mode.
  • Disabled: Use this option to disable dark mode.
  • Use system settings: If you activate this option, Facebook will use the default mode of your phone. This means that if you have enabled dark mode on your Android phone, Facebook will also use this mode.

Make the Facebook app use dark mode on Android.

And in an instant, your Facebook app will go dark.

Dark mode enabled in the Facebook app.

You have finished. Have fun browsing your news feed and other items on a dark interface!


Dark mode is available on many platforms including Instagram, YouTube, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, etc. Check out our guides on how to enable the mode on these services.

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