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How to turn on dark mode for Facebook on desktop

Dark mode is nice, but the new layout is “meh” at best.

Facebook dark mode
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Facebook has been going through a variety of visual changes on desktop for years now. In late 2019, Facebook announced its latest redesign and, now, that visual update is rolling out for most users. Coined “New Facebook”, it simplifies your feed, making it feel closer to the experience you get when looking at the iOS and Android app.

Alongside the new Facebook UI, the company is also rolling out a true dark mode for the social platform. If you are interested in trying out the new style and dark mode, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide.

How to turn on “New Facebook” and dark mode

If you want to use the new style on Facebook for desktop, it is literally just a couple of clicks away.

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow beside your profile picture
  2. Scroll down and find Switch to New Facebook

    How to use dark mode on facebook

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  3. Once you have New Facebook activated, click that drop-down arrow again
  4. Look for the Dark Mode toggle

    Facebook dark mode

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  5.  That’s it, you’re done! Now you can enjoy (?) Facebook in dark mode

    New facebook with dark mode

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Overall, dark mode looks good on Facebook. That said, I’m not a huge fan of the redesign, I would much prefer the current layout with a dark mode option, but here we are.

What do you think? Interested in checking out the new look of Facebook? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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