Embrace your dark side with Messenger Black, a dramatic new look for Facebook Messenger. Flip the switch and watch the background dim and your messages take center stage, becoming more vivid and easy on the eyes. And now with Scheduled and Sunset to Sunrise modes, you can tune your messaging experience to the sun's natural rhythm.

This app works on both and


Messenger Black features three modes designed to help you get the most out of Dark Mode, whatever your uses might be:

• Manual: Put yourself in full control with a single switch to enable or disable Messenger Black. Useful if you want to always have Dark Mode on.

• Scheduled: Set a start and stop time from which you want Messenger Black to run. Useful if you want to align Messenger Black with your own schedule or home automation system.

• Sunset to Sunrise: Our most sophisticated mode yet, Sunset to Sunrise automatically turns Messenger Black on at sunset and off at sunrise, matching your circadian rhythm and the surrounding environment.

Each of these features can be enabled or disabled from a convenient control panel in the Safari toolbar.


Sunset to Sunrise mode in Messenger Black uses your approximate location about once per day to determine the sunset and sunrise times in your specific area. This location is only used temporarily and deleted immediately after use. For more information, please refer to our privacy policy at


If you encounter any issues with Messenger Black or would like to give general feedback or suggestions, please email, and we will get back to you in one or two days.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

Minor performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

SSG-Possum ,

Missing Something?

Is this a 'stand alone' messenger app for Facebook Messenger or for use in Safari browser only??
Only thing I get when running this app is a window telling me to open Safari preferences and click on Messenger Black to enable the extension.. When clicking on Finish, NOTHING happens other than the above noted window closing. It does say to "visit or and refresh the page to see the extension take action."
Once, and attempting to sing in, I get 'Invalid log-in' credentials. Using Facebook to get to Messenger, if opening a message window for a contact in a new tab, it opens showing a black background on the app (thus the name "Messenger Black", but when just opening a messenger window in Facebook itself, in the usual manner, it takes on the look of the Facebook window. NO change to 'Black' ability noted. this a 'stand alone' app or just a web browser (Safari) extension. If only a Safari extension...I see NO use for it. May just as well just open Facebook and use the Messenger ability in Facebook itself. As for it being a 'stand alone' app...I don't think so. A wast of time downloading and installing in that case.
Try again...deveoper(s). NEEDS A LOT OF WORK!!!
Rated 4 stars because NOTHING merits 5 or 10 star rating...when made by man. Only things rating 5 or 10 star ratins are that which is made by GOD. The 4 stars is for how well it seems to work as a separate window tab in Safari browser. Not sure if it works at all in any of the other notable web browsers. But does NOT work with the Facebook Messenger inside Facebook.

Hispanicbaby3 ,

wont show up in the preference

im trying to do the steps. but i dont see it in the prefrence section

Developer Response ,

Hello! We’re sorry you’re having issues with Messenger Black. If the extension doesn’t show up in Safari Preferences, try quitting Safari and reopening it, and it should be there. If the issue persists, please email me at, and I can work with you to fix the issue.

Peoplefaces ,


I've been using another app that works well on almost every site, and is extremely customizable. You can imagine my dismay, then, when I can't check the settings boxes on because they're the exact same color as the background!
I see this, it's free, I have nothing to lose and OH! It works and the colors are much more vivid, it's beatifully done, and yes the settings now work. Oh and it's not inverting half my chat colors

App Privacy

The developer, Ryan Mohta, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.