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Facebook messenger rolls out 'dark mode' feature

Simply put, it switches the color of the chat display from white to black

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Facebook messenger is rolling out a new feature.  It's called "dark mode."

Simply put, it switches the color of the chat display from white to black.

Users can turn on the dark mode through a toggle switch in their settings, through their profile photo.

Previously, the "dark mode" feature could only be accessed via an easter egg activation where users had to send a crescent-moon emoji.

Fans of "dark mode" say it cuts down on glare, while Google claims the mode could help save battery life on Android phones. 

Make sure your Facebook messenger app is updated and then watch WKBN First New reporter Keely Lovern walk you through the steps in the attached video. 


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