Following in the footsteps of other Dark Mode implementations, Messenger’s new feature turns the previously-white background black. In addition to this, the black text is switched to white and anything that is light gray in the standard UI is replaced with a darker tone. However, the colorful elements remain completely unchanged.
Months after Messenger first confirmed that it was working on a dedicated Dark Mode for its mobile app, the Facebook-owned service has begun testing the feature among users.
As revealed by Jane Manchun Wong, the messaging app has started rolling out the UI option to a limited number of users living in just a handful of countries. At the moment, the exact list of markets remains unclear but, from the look of things, the US isn’t present on the list.
As mentioned above, the feature isn’t available to everyone just yet. But for those of you that do have access to it and wish to activate it, the Dark Mode option can be found within the “Me” section. One thing worth noting, though, is the fact that the new feature is still incomplete. In fact, upon activating it, Messenger warns that it won’t “appear everywhere” because it’s still putting the “finishing touches” on the feature.