How to Enable Facebook Messenger’s Secret Dark Mode on Android

How to Enable Facebook Messenger’s Secret Dark Mode on Android

Facebook messenger has been remarkably awesome, everyone knows that especially the messenger bot freaks. Honestly, I’m an astute fan of using “dark mode” or ”night mode” on my phone whenever I feel like. exception of just being easier to look at, dark modes use less battery power since your phone’s not having to power that bright white screen.

More so, at F8 last year Facebook announced plans to roll a dark mode for Facebook Messenger on Android, and now it looks like the feature is available for everyone, except via a secret Easter egg-style mode rather than the actual settings menu.

It might interest you to know that enabling the mode is done in a bit of an odd way: You most likely have to send a moon emoji to someone, specifically the half crescent.

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Once you do, the screen will  without hassle fill with falling crescent emojis and a pop up at the top of the screen will let you know you’ve unlocked Dark Mode and prompt you to go to your Settings menu to enable it (it won’t be in Settings until you do this whole crescent emoji thing).

Screenshot: Facebook Messenger

When you enable the feature, you’ll also get a warning that it’s a work in progress and might not be available everywhere in Messenger for the time being.

The most interesting part, which I love about all this is you don’t  necessarily have to send that crescent to a friend. I unlocked the mode by messaging a spammy Facebook bot.

Frankly, guys, I’ve only been playing around with it for a day, but so far I also haven’t run into spots where the dark mode doesn’t work at all in all ramifications. While those spots clearly exist (or so says the warning), you probably won’t encounter too many of them.