Facebook is reportedly testing dark mode in their messenger app for some regions.
According to CNET, a number of users on Twitter have pointed out that they have started seeing an option to test out a new dark mode in their messenger application. A Twitter user, Jane “not Facebook Employee” Manchun Wong, posted screenshots of Facebook messenger prompting a warning about the incomplete nature of dark mode.
Facebook Messenger, seemingly due to prolonged external nagging, has started public testing Dark Mode in certain countries
They have put up a fair warning that Dark Mode isn’t everywhere yet so don’t complain when some UI burns your eyes off
— Jane “not Facebook Employee” Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) December 31, 2018
Facebook previously teased dark mode and a simpler interface back in October 2018, when they promised to declutter the messenger app and make it more streamlined; something that users have been asking for a long time. According to a Facebook spokesperson, the social media giant is indeed testing out dark mode in some regions:
The Twitter user shared further images of the dark mode in action, showing that Facebook has made quite a lot of progress with the dark mode on the messenger app, suggesting that a wider rollout might come sooner rather than later.
Facebook Messenger is testing Dark Mode in the new UI
— Jane “not Facebook Employee” Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 5, 2018
However, Facebook recently released an updated and more streamlined user interface for messenger, but they had to roll that back without giving any solid reason, hinting towards a more controlled and rigorous testing process for this new visual change.