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Facebook Begins Rolling out Dark Mode in Beta for Web Interface

Of course, the new design is not universally liked, and it even has issues with text readability in a few dark mode screens. But that's the price of any early release, the report added

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The social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store, July 30, 2019. VOA

Months after announcing its plans to give a design overhaul at the F8 Conference in May, Facebook has finally begun rolling out the dark mode in beta for its web interface for some users, the media reported.

Several users have have said that they got prompted by the social networking giant to try out the new interface.

After accepting, they get asked if they’d like to use the white or dark layout. The choice is also available under the quick settings accessible from the top right avatar, Android Police reported on Sunday.

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FILE – In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Facebook stickers are laid out on a table at F8, Facebook’s developer conference in San Jose, Calif. VOA

According to few screenshots posted on Twitter, the dark mode changes the platform’s traditionally white interface into dark grey and has a new layout as part of the redesign too.

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Of course, the new design is not universally liked, and it even has issues with text readability in a few dark mode screens. But that’s the price of any early release, the report added. (IANS)

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Wikipedia Co-founder Launching Social Media Website “WT: Social”

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named "WT: Social" which will compete Facebook and Twitter

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social media website names "WT: Social". Pixabay

Intended to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named “WT: Social” which will compete with both the social media platforms.

Instead of going for an ad-funded model, Wales aims to finance it through donations, just like Wikipedia.

Like those platforms, WT:Social will let users share articles. But WT:Social will be funded by donations, rather than advertising.

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Like other social media platforms,Wikipedia’s WT:Social will let users share articles. Pixabay

“The business model of social media companies, of pure advertising, is problematic. It turns out the huge winner is low-quality content,” Wales was quoted as saying by Financial Times, according to an Engadget report.

It started as Wikitribune — a site that published original news stories with the community fact-checking and sub-editing articles. The venture never gained much traction, so Wales is moving it to the new platform with a more social networking focus.

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WT:Social will be free to join, but at the moment, you either have to sign up for a waitlist, donate or invite friends. Just a month old, it already has 50,000 users, the Engadget report added. (IANS)