How to activate Facebook Messenger’s new dark mode, no emoji required

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In March, Facebook teased Messenger’s long-awaited dark mode. Users could unlock the feature by simply sending a crescent moon emoji to one of their friends. And now, after a month of public experimentation, the feature is receiving a wide release and can be unlocked simply by activating a toggle.

To unleash dark mode, tap your profile photo within the app. This brings you to your preferences and settings. You’ll then see a switch marked “Dark Mode.” Press it and you’re done.

The feature, announced today, is currently being rolled-out to users across the world. If you can’t see it, you may need to update the app.

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