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How to turn on dark mode on Facebook

Come over to the dark side.
January 25, 2023

Aside from looking pretty cool, dark mode helps to reduce glare and give your eyes a break from bright screens. While not for everyone, the dark mode is best suited for late-night social media scrolling. The feature has become so popular that pretty much everyone uses it. Here’s how to turn on dark mode on Facebook.

Read more: How to enable dark mode for Facebook Messenger


To turn on dark mode on Facebook, navigate to Account--> Display & Accessibility and select On under Dark Mode.


How to turn on dark mode on the Facebook app

Open the social media app on your mobile device, then tap the Menu icon in the top left corner. From there, tap the Settings wheel.

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Scroll down to find the Preferences section and select Dark Mode.

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Tap On to enable dark mode. You can also tap Use system settings to adjust the appearance according to the time of day on your device.

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That’s all there is to invert the color scheme. Your eyes will thank you later.

How to turn on dark mode on desktop

Log into Facebook to reach the homepage and click the drop-down arrow in the top right corner of your screen. From there, click Display & Accessibility.

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You’ll then find settings for dark mode. Click On to go dark, and you will see the changes immediately.

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You can also select Automatic to switch dark mode on and off based on the time of day in your system settings. It’s a great way to save time if you constantly change back and forth.

Read more: How to turn on dark mode in Google apps


Yes, there is a dark mode for Facebook and Facebook Messenger desktop and mobile apps.

Navigate to Account–> Display & Accessibility and select On under Dark Mode.

Yes, the night theme is available on the Facebook mobile app. To enable it, navigate to Settings and Privacy and select Dark Mode.