How to Fix Facebook Dark Mode is not Working?

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To enable dark mode on Facebook, you’ll need to Join Facebook Beta from the Google Play Store and then log in to your account to browse it. 
  2. Next, you’ll need to clear the app data and cache data of the Facebook application from the Settings of your device. 
  3. After you clear the app data and app cache of Facebook, you’ll need to log in to your Facebook account from the Facebook application, and then you’ll be able to get the dark mode from the Settings and Privacy of your account. 
  4. Normally, when you’re trying to enable the dark mode of the Facebook application, you’ll need to click on the three lines icon and then click on the Settings icon.
  5. As you enter the Settings and Privacy page, you’ll be able to see the Dark mode option as you scroll down the page. 
  6. Click on Dark Mode and then click the On option to turn it on. It will automatically turn off the light theme and switch to the dark theme while you’re using the Facebook application. 

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Why is Dark mode not working on Facebook?

There are some reasons why this dark mode may not be working:

1. Is not available for your Account: 

Is not available for your Account

Facebook has recently introduced the use of the dark mode feature. However, many users are facing the issue where they can’t use or find the dark mode feature. It may be happening because the dark mode feature is not available for your account. You need to not have to worry about it or try to get it on your own because Facebook will automatically provide your account with the dark mode feature within a few days. 

However, you can try to restart your phone, or update the application to its latest version to get the feature of dark mode. If it does not work, wait for some days and Facebook will provide it via update. 

2. You’re using an old version of Facebook:

Often when you can’t get the dark mode feature on your device, you need to update your application from Google Play Store. This dark mode feature on Facebook is a recent update and you can only get it if you’re using the latest version of Facebook. Therefore if you’re by any chance using the older version, you won’t get the dark mode feature if you don’t update it from the Google Play Store. 

The Facebook application can be updated from the Google Play Store. The steps which you need to follow to update the Facebook application are mentioned below: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Google Play Store app.

Step 2: You’ll need to search for Facebook. 

Step 3: Click on the Update button next to the application from the search results. 

Click on the Update

Step 4: You’ll be able to see the app being updated and installed.

Step 5: Next, after the installation is done, click on the Open button next to the Facebook application to open it. Check if the dark mode feature is added to your account or not.

3. You’ve not joined the Facebook beta:

You're using an old version of Facebook

Facebook has recently introduced the beta version of it. If you’ve not joined Facebook Beta, you won’t be able to get the latest features of Facebook. Many users are still unaware of Facebook Beta and don’t have any clue about how to join it. You need to first join the Facebook Beta version from Google Play Store and browse your account from the Facebook application. Next, you need to go to the Settings and then clear the data and cache data of the Facebook application. Then log in to your account to use the Dark mode feature. 

How to Fix if Dark Mode is not working on Facebook?

There are some steps that you can follow to fix the dark mode if it’s not showing:

Step 1: Open Play Store and install Facebook Beta

Facebook has recently introduced the Beta version that provides the dark mode feature along with many other features to all users. However, many users haven’t joined the Beta version of Facebook and are more or less unaware of it.

If you’re not able to get the dark mode feature, join Facebook Beta. You can join it from the Google Play Store app. 

install Facebook Beta

You need to first open the Google Play Store application and then search for Facebook Beta. Then as the result comes up, click on the Facebook icon and you’ll need to scroll down the page to click on the Join button under Join the beta version. 

Step 2: Log in to Facebook Beta and browse

After you join the Beta version of Facebook, you’ll be able to see the message You’re a beta tester. You need to open the Facebook Beta application and then log in to your account. You’ll have to browse your account from the beta version of Facebook. It won’t look much of a difference. You can use it normally as you do. 

Step 3: Open App Settings and Find Facebook application

Next, close Facebook Beta and you’ll need to enter the Settings of your device. To do that, from the app menu, click on the Settings application. You need to scroll down the Settings page and click on the Application and Permissions option. 

click on App Manager

Next, you’ll need to click on App Manager and you’ll find the list of apps available on your device. From there, scroll down to find the Facebook application. Click on it.

Step 4: Clear data and Clear Cache 

After you get the list of apps on your device from the App Manager, you’ll need to click on the Facebook application from the list.  As you get to the next page, you’ll be able to see the Internal Storage option. You need to click on it to proceed. 

 Clear data and Clear Cache 

You’ll be able to see two options: Clear data and Clear cache. For this method, you need to perform both clear data and the clear cache of the Facebook application. Therefore click on the Clear data option and then click on the Clear cache option. Clearing the cache will delete and erase the miscellaneous files of the Facebook application while clearing the cache clears the entire storage of the application. Therefore, you’ll need to again login to your account to get it back on the application. 

Step 5: Back to the Facebook application and log in

After you clear the data and the cache data of the application, you’ll need to get back to the Facebook application. You’ll need to first open the application from the app menu of your device and then you’ll be displayed on the login page of the Facebook application. As you’ve cleared the application’s data you’ll need to login into your account again. Therefore enter your correct login credentials and then click on Login to get into your profile. You can save the password so that you don’t need to log in every time to get into your account.

Facebook Beta and browse

Step 6: Go to settings and you’ll find the Dark mode option 

You’ll need to log in to your Facebook account after clearing the data. After you log in to your account, you’ll need to go to the Settings of the application. To go to the Settings of the application, you’ll need to first click on the three lines icon that’s at the top right corner of the screen. Then from the next page, click on the Settings icon sighted as a gear to get into the Settings of the app. Scroll down the page and you’ll be able to find the option Dark mode. Click on it and you’ll be taken to the next page, where you need to click on the circle next to On to turn on the dark mode of the Facebook application. 

How to Enable Dark Mode on Facebook?

There are some steps that you can take to enable the Dark mode on Facebook:

Step 1: Open the Facebook application and tap on the three lines icon

Facebook has an inbuilt dark mode feature that users can enable if they want the application to be in Dark mode. The latest update of the application has introduced this change of adding the dark mode feature as an easy transition from the one old. However, it’s not mandatory to use Dark mode. Users that don’t want to use the application in dark mode can use it in light mode. 

The dark mode is a popular choice and Facebook has also added it recently to hype up the use of dark mode on Facebook.

he three lines icon to

If you want to enable the dark mode of the Facebook application, you’ll need to first open the Facebook app. It will open up the homepage of the application. You’ll need to click on the three lines icon to get to the next page. 

Step 2: Tap Settings and privacy> dark mode

When you click on the three lines icon, you’ll be able to get to the next page of the application. That’s the Menu page of the application.  You’ll need to scroll down the page and there you’ll find the Settings and privacy option. You need to click on it and then click on Settings. It will open up the Settings and Privacy page.  Scroll down the page. Under the Preferences heading, you’ll be able to get the option Dark mode

 Settings and privacy

If you click on the Dark mode feature, it will immediately turn off the light mode feature of the app that is kept on by default and your screen will switch to the black theme when you’re using the Facebook application. 

Irrespective of the device, you can turn on the dark mode feature very easily on Facebook.

Dark mode and it's done after

Toggle on Dark mode and it’s done after you get into the Settings and Privacy page of the application, you’ll need to scroll down to find the option Dark mode under Preferences. If you want to turn on dark mode, you’ll need to click on this Dark mode option and then select the On option to turn it on. That’s it. Now you’ll be able to use the Facebook application in Dark mode. If you need to turn it off sometimes later, you can click on the Off button to do so.

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