Facebook Messenger has a secret dark mode you can unlock - here's how

trending 15/03/2019

We love a good life hack, and this one's actually super useful - you can now engage 'Dark Mode' on Facebook Messenger.

It was designed to protect your eyes from the harsh glare of your phone screen, especially at night - yaaaas, those late night messages will be a whole lot easier now...

So how do you access it? Just send the little cresent moon emoji, click it, and after a bunch of smiley moons have fallen from the top of the screen, you'll be able to activate 'Dark Mode'.

"One of the most highly anticipated features from the launch of Messenger 4, dark mode is a sleek new look that goes easy on the eyes by switching the background from white to black," Bridget Pujals, Facebook Messenger’s product manager, wrote in a blog post this week.

"Messenger’s dark mode provides lower brightness while maintaining contrast and vibrancy. 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."

The feature's hidden for now, but will be rolled out properly in the coming weeks, as part of a wider Messenger redesign. 

Us in bed all night from now on: