The new redesign, dubbed FB5, introduces a brand-new look for Facebook on the web, as well as a dark mode, set to come soon. In the meantime, Facebook is also reportedly working on a dark mode to the Facebook app on Android.
Different users prefer dark modes for different reasons; some want it for because apps with darker backgrounds are easier on the eyes, some prefer the elegant aesthetics, while others just love to extend their smartphones' battery backup. Heck, we're surprised it's taken them this long, considering that the feature was promised about a year ago. "This Dark Mode appears to be in an early stage of development, understandably".
Researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who frequently combs through code in search of new features, did some digging into the Android app, and discovered that Facebook was working on a new, darker look.
Nevertheless, the Dark Mode should arrive in the Facebook app for Android by the end of this year. For now, all of you dark mode enthusiasts will have to sit tight, but at least we know that a darker Facebook is being worked on. For now, only certain parts of the app has been reworked to support the Dark Mode. Once all the wrinkles has been ironed out, it will be released globally.