Facebook Messenger just got (optionally) darker. Pitch black, in fact. That’s because today Facebook added a toggle to the messaging app’s settings menu that enables a dark theme. Messenger had it previously (as of March), but it was hidden behind an Easter Egg that involved sending a crescent moon emoji in any one-on-one or group chat. That workaround is no longer necessary.
The feature is rolling out globally this morning to the 1.3 billion people who use Messenger.
“[W]e 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,” Messenger product manager Bridget Pujals wrote in a blog post. “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.”
So how does one go about…