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Facebook Messenger gets night mode on Android and iPhone; know how to activate | Social networks

Facebook has released night mode in Messenger for Android and iPhone (iOS) this week. The feature had been under test for months and a trick was needed to enable it. The dark theme is useful in low-light environments or for using the device before bed as it prevents the brightness emitted by the app's white background from irritating the eyes and disturbing sleep. When activated, the messenger replaces the light background of the chat with the color black. The font color of the texts is also changed to adapt to the new setting and make it easier to read.

In the following tutorial, learn how to turn on Facebook Messenger dark mode on your phone. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with Apple's iOS 12, but the tips also apply to Google-powered devices. Remember that to get the function you need to download the latest version of the app on your mobile phone, know how to update your apps.

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Learn how to turn on dark mode in Facebook Messenger Photo: Eduardo Manhes / TechTudoLearn how to turn on dark mode in Facebook Messenger Photo: Eduardo Manhes / TechTudo

Learn how to turn on dark mode in Facebook Messenger Photo: Eduardo Manhes / TechTudo

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Step 1. Open Facebook Messenger and tap on your profile picture in the upper left corner of the screen. In the settings, enable the "Dark Mode" option;

Access messenger settings on Android or iPhone phones Photo: Play / Helito BeggioraAccess messenger settings on Android or iPhone phones Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Access messenger settings on Android or iPhone phones Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Finally select "OK" in the upper right corner to return to conversations screen this time in night mode. If you want to go back to the default theme, repeat the procedure and disable the option.

Facebook Messenger can be used with active dark mode Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraFacebook Messenger can be used with active dark mode Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Facebook Messenger can be used with active dark mode Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Ready. Take advantage of the tips to enable Facebook Messenger dark mode on your phone.

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