Enable Facebook Messenger Dark Mode With Just An Emoticon

You can finally make your Facebook Messenger app on your Android or iOS phone as dark as night with just a little trick which was introduced by Facebook recently. The popular dark mode has been an option highly requested by many users, but nobody saw or heard about it rolling out. Last year in May, news of Messenger getting this mode surfaced, then in September, some users got to test it. The dark theme was only accessible by getting root access, which meant not many people actually bothered to do it.

Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger – ?

But now, to activate Facebook Messenger Dark Theme, users only need to use an emoticon in their chat when talking to a person. It’s a crescent moon (this one ?) and after exiting the app and entering again, long press on the moon emoji a popup will notify you that you can toggle this mode. Some users double tapped the moon to make this option work.

The app’s dark mode is still being tested, and it’s in progress, so some things might not be completely transformed into dark colors, but it seems to be working just fine.

A redesigned UI, integrating Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram and encrypting the messaging services will be a good step towards keeping the users interested in these apps.

According to XDA Developers, this “easter egg trick works — there are legitimate strings present inside the APK, and several of our own team members who use Facebook Messenger have managed to activate dark mode through the emoji.” This method also works on Android and iOS.

One person wrote that on iOS, the latest Messenger version, the dark mode only got activated after sending the moon emoji, leaving the app and going to the app’s settings to toggle Dark Mode on.

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