Spring Promise of Facebook Dark Mode is Here

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Can you feel it? We’re ready for spring here at Mini Safe Storage in San Leandro, CA. For me, spring can’t come soon enough with longer days marching us into summer. I have another reason to be excited – Facebook dark mode.  

With the expectation of Facebook rolling out a dark mode this summer, as soon as Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, I began counting the days until I could swipe at my Facebook feed in the middle of the night without the bright screen blinding me. Yes, I know that I can turn my brightness down, but even at its lowest setting, it is too bright for my eyes. After I’ve peeked at my phone in the dark, I can’t readjust to darkness and it is like the dark becomes darker.  

I hate to admit it, but I’m not hip. I know, I’ve let you down greatly. If you are not extremely disgusted and have stopped reading because of my revelation, thank you. Of course, if you have stopped you won’t be reading this, so I could say something random and bizarre – TURTLE TOES – and you’d miss it. 

To follow this up, on the cool factor, I was unceremoniously introduced to dark mode by one of my teen children. If you have teenagers, you know the drill – eye roll, that tone of voice with a dramatic sigh, and turning the word mom into a ten-syllable word, lasting a full 30-second-long utterance, laced with disdain. What? Your teenagers are always cooperative, pleasant people without the slightest attitude? How wonderful for you! 

Anyway, my daughter informed me that there was a tool for this problem, and I could enable dark mode and it would save my eyes. At first, I hated it. I typically keep my environment lighter and prefer pale colors. This did help a bit though and I grew to prefer this setting. In the meantime, I wait, somewhat patiently, for Facebook to roll out their dark mode. According to many, the first rounds were rolled out in early February 2020. According to these reports, all you need to do to see if you have that functionality is to tap your profile picture and an option will supposedly appear allowing you to enable dark mode. Skeptical, I monitored the settings menu and, to my surprise, one time, it was available! I’ll be honest, it takes a little getting used to. 

If you have other tips or apps/settings that can work, please let me know by coming in to see me at Mini Safe Storage in San Leandro. I’m always looking for more ways to improve my phone experience – and if I can learn on the side, my teens are none the wiser! 

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