Dark mode will make life easier for most people who spend the majority of their life staring at brightly lit smartphone displays. They are not going to get any dimmer soon which is why Facebook Lite will adopt dark mode first before the main Facebook app gets the update on iOS and Android.
Facebook Lite is not available all over the globe but only in regions where people use entry level smartphones with less RAM and storage space. The idea is to help the social networking app penetrate better in developing countries like Brazil, India and Indonesia which is why the lite version of these apps get released.
Tencent launched PUBG Lite which is the same version of the game but with lots of its graphical fidelity toned down for easier access on low-end smartphones. A similar approach by FB has led to the lite version but the only problem is that those who have flagship phones and are using the primary Facebook app may have to wait for this update to be rolled out.
Once the dark mode is enabled, all the tabs and menus in the app will be turned into dark gray. Instead of going all black which may be a strain on the eyes on displays that are not OLED, the developers have decided to come up with this color choice that looks good on Facebook Lite.
There is no official word on when the dark mode will be rolled out for the main Facebook app but it won’t be long once the lite version gets the feature. It is being introduced in Android, iOS and all major apps so as to make it easier to use your smartphone all day long or in the night in dark conditions. You can download the update and switch on the feature if you happen to be in a country where Facebook Lite is available.