Facebook has finally launched a new dark mode for its desktop version, along with a new design. The company first showcased it at the F8 conference last year.
As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook started testing the feature in October 2019, and positive feedback led to the official rollout. It was possibly the criticism of Facebook’s unintuitive layout that resulted in the tech gaint working to simplify its platform over the last two years. It also promised to simplify its apps.
Facebook’s New Design
Facebook’s new design features streamlined navigation by adding tabs for Marketplace, Groups and Watch at the top of the home page. The Facebook homepage now loads more quickly compared to the previous design. The new layouts and the large fonts also make the pages easier to read.
Creating pages, events, ads, and groups can now be created quickly on Facebook. Moroever, users can see a preview before sharing it on mobile.
The biggest feature in Facebook’s new design is the new dark mode for the platform’s desktop version. Facebook’s dark mode can be switched on or off by visiting the settings in the drop-down menu. Dark mode reduces the screen glare and protects eyes from the bright screen.
Enable Dark Mode On Facebook’s Desktop Version
- Open Facebook on Google Chrome.
- Tap the drop-down menu button situated in the top right corner of the home page.
- You will see an option saying “Switch To New Facebook.”
- Tap on it
- Now, enjoy the new Facebook design along with the dark mode
The new design will appear on the Facebook homepage. However, the dark mode can be used as per the user’s requirement. As of now, Facebook users can switch back to classic mode, again from the drop-down menu in the top-right corner. However, the option will likely go away as more users switch to the new layout.