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Mobile phone users prefer “dark mode” to save energy, and the latest app to offer this feature is Facebook Messenger, as the company announced it for Android last year at the F8 conference. It’s now available all users, but activating it is not as simple as heading over to the settings menu, but rather an Easter Egg hunt of sorts. Simply put, users have to send a half crescent moon emoji to someone. Read more for a video showing exactly how it’s done.
“When you enable the feature, you’ll also get a warning that it’s a work in progress and might not be available everywhere in Messenger for the time being. The good news is you don’t actually have to send that crescent to a friend. I unlocked the mode by messaging a spammy Facebook bot,” reports Lifehacker.