The update will roll in the next couple of weeks.
Despite the various privacy issues that Facebook has faced in 2018, the social network is still one of the most popular platforms for communicating with friends and family worldwide. Messenger has also risen as one of the best platforms for chatting.
A few months ago, Messenger has started rolling out a new design that simplifies the interface that makes it even easier to use. There’s less clutter and offered a new experience that users have welcomed. It also promised that dark mode is coming to the app, which has now started rolling out to some lucky users in a beta phase.
Dark mode is the new standard that’s being implemented by some apps. Other than it’s easier on the eyes, dark mode has been known to preserve battery life since it uses less light on the screen – and with most smartphones nowadays using OLED panels, it looks even better since dark mode literally makes the screen black.
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
Twitter user Jane Manchun tweeted a sample of how dark mode looks like on Messenger, though it was made clear that since it is still in beta, there are parts that are still not in dark mode with bugs all over the place.
Facebook should be able to resolve the bugs and should be ready to roll out to the masses in a couple of weeks.