Facebook Messenger introduces ‘Dark Mode’ for users globally


WASHINGTON: Social media giant, Facebook, comes up with its new eye relieving and battery friendly ‘Dark Mode’ for its users across the globe.

A press release issued on Facebook Messenger website said, “After a month-long Easter Egg activation with countless crescent moon emojis, we are excited to announce that everyone around the world will be able to activate dark mode in Messenger with a simple toggle switch from settings. The toggle is rolling out globally today.”

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“To activate, simply tap your profile photo in Messenger to access your settings and toggle on dark mode to switch the chat aesthetic from white to black,” it stated.

Messenger’s dark mode provides lower brightness while maintaining contrast and vibrancy. Dark mode cuts down the glare from your phone for use in low light situations, so you can use the Messenger features you love no matter when or where you are.

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Benefits of dark mode

A research carried out by S Brown from the University of Cambridge extracted many benefits and disadvantages of dark mode which was quoted by Keep Productive.

The benefits include reduced eye fatigue, less blue light to abbreviate body’s sleep cycle, improved readability of text, less flicker (if existing issues), lesser prone to triggering photophobia in some medical conditions, electricity saver if used in dimly-lit rooms.

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