A few hours ago, Facebook had introduced some cool new features at the F8 event which the company plans to add. Facebook has named the upcoming new update as FB5, which will also include Dark Mode for the web and mobile.
According to Facebook, the FB5 will be much simpler, faster, more immersive and will make it easier for users to find what they are looking for. The release of the FB5 update is yet to come soon, while the Facebook hasn’t provided the public release date yet. However, Zuckerberg has said to release the FB5 build for developers later today.
Here’s how the new Facebook will look like
On mobile, we're rolling out Dark Mode first in Watch only, to help cut down on glare and put photos and videos in focus.
— Facebook (@facebook) April 30, 2019
Facebook Dark Mode on Mobile
Dark Mode feature on mobile will first be available on the “Watch” tab only. This will allow users to try out the new dark mode feature until the final release. This would cut down the glare and will allow users to focus on videos and images easily.
It’s also unclear when Facebook plans to release the dark mode feature on mobile. We at iLounge tried to find any updates for the Facebook iOS app, however, we found no updates available at the time of publishing this article.
Facebook Messenger App for macOS and Windows
Facebook has also said to be working on a Messenger App for the macOS and Windows. Users would also be able to make group video calls and multi-task while using Messenger. Currently, the company is still working on the App and has said to release the software for downloads later this year.
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Posted by Facebook for Developers on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
If you are interested in reading more about the upcoming FB5 features, click here to read more as Facebook has published an in-depth article on what they introduced at the F8 today.