Facebook Messenger's dark mode is now officially available in Canada

Facebook Messenger has a dark mode: Here’s how to enable on iPhone, Android smartphones

And once that's done, it will start raining moon on your screen, indicating that the feature has been unlocked.

To enable the feature, users must send a crescent moon emoji in either an existing or new chat - presumably, the idea here is to increase user 'engagement'.

Facebook is introducing a native dark mode for the Messenger app on Android and iOS.

Text the crescent moon emoji to one of your friends (or to yourself).

This will unlock the secret setting, and prompt you to turn it on.

It will become available in Settings for all in the coming weeks.

In case you don't see the animation when you send the Crescent moon emoji, it is recommended to repeat the process.

Night mode is frequently listed among top user-requested features on a host of user-generated content sites.

Facebook first teased a Messenger dark mode when it announced Messenger 4 partway through a year ago.

It could be a helpful tool for users whose eyes feel strained after staring at a bright screen for prolonged periods of time. I also love that Facebook Messenger is using a true dark mode and not some shade of blue (looking at you Twitter) or dark gray.

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

While Facebook will eventually roll the button out through an app update, this is a fun way to enable the feature.

Reddit user FusionxGamerz spotted the hidden method of enabling what I like to refer to as "Emo Mode", sharing it with users on the forum.

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