How to change your Facebook password to protect your account security

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There are several ways to change your Facebook password and enhance your security.

  • You should change your Facebook password regularly to keep your account and data secure.
  • To change your Facebook password, go to the “Security and Login” menu.
  • If you haven’t already, you should also enable two-factor authentication for your Facebook account.
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Internet security isn’t something to be taken lightly, and social media sites are some of the most heavily targeted sites by hackers.

One of the ways you can keep your data safe – or at least drastically reduce the chance of being hacked – is by regularly changing your password, particularly on Facebook.

Thankfully, creating a new password is easy on both the Facebook website as well as in the Facebook mobile app. Here’s how to do it.

How to change your Facebook password on the website

1. Open Facebook in a web browser and log into your account, if you haven’t already.

2. Click the downward-pointing arrow at the top-right of the screen, then click Settings & Privacy and Settings.

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In the drop-down menu under the arrow, click “Settings & privacy” and then “Settings.”

3. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click Security and login.

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Select “Security & login.”

4. Scroll down to the Login section, and next to the Change password option, click Edit.

5. Type in your current password, then enter a new one and enter it again to confirm.

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Enter your old and new password in the text boxes.

6. Click Save Changes to confirm your new password.

How to change your Facebook password on the mobile app

1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone or Android and tap the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner of your screen to open a menu of options.

2. Scroll down and tap the Settings & Privacy section, and then again on Settings.

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Open the app’s settings menu.

3. On the next screen, under Security, tap Security and Login to be taken to a menu with your security options.

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Find “Change password” under the “Login” section of “Security and login.”

4. Under Login, tap Change password.

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You’ll want a longer and more complex password than what’s pictured above.

5. On the Change Password screen, enter your current password and your new password, and then re-write your new password to confirm it.

How to turn on two-factor authentication on Facebook

Even if you have a strong password that you change regularly, it’s always worth adding two-factor authentication to your Facebook account.

Related Article Module: How to set up two-factor authentication on Facebook to help protect your account

Two-factor authentication makes it so when someone tries to log into your Facebook account, they’ll also need to enter a code that’s texted to your phone. It’s one of the best ways to keep your account safe.

To turn on two-factor authentication, head to the same “Security and Login” menu as above, and use the “Two-Factor Authentication” options there.

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How to delete or unpublish a Facebook page

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Deleting or unpublishing a Facebook page can be done on the website, mobile app, or in Business Manager.

  • You can delete your Facebook page from the Facebook website, mobile app, or Business Manager.
  • When you delete a Facebook page, it’s still visible for 14 days, and you can reactivate it.
  • If you want your Facebook page to be invisible to other users, you’ll need to unpublish it.
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Ready to shutter your side gig, or eliminate your company’s Facebook page? It’s easy to delete your page on the Facebook website, Facebook mobile app, or Facebook Business Manager website.

You can also unpublish your page if you want to make it unviewable to other users until you’re ready to re-publish it.

Here’s everything you need to know about deleting or unpublishing a Facebook page.

How to delete a Facebook page

When you delete a Facebook page, it will remain visible to the public during the 14-day deletion period. If you want it to be invisible to the public, you will need to unpublish it before deleting it.

On the Facebook website:

1. Go to the Facebook website and log in to your account.

2. From the Facebook homepage, click Pages in the sidebar menu on the left.

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Click “Pages” on the left.

3. Under Pages you manage, click on the page you want to delete. If a pop-up asks you to connect your page to WhatsApp, just exit out of it.

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Click on your page.

4. In the sidebar menu on the left, scroll down and select Settings at the very bottom of the list.

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Click “Settings” on the left.

5. On the General tab of the Settings page, scroll all the way to the bottom and select Remove Page.

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Click “Remove page.”

6. Click the blue hyperlink Delete [your page name] and in the pop-up, click Delete Page.

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After clicking the hyperlink, click “Delete Page” in the pop-up.

7. Another pop-up will appear notifying you that your page has “entered deletion mode” and that you can cancel the deletion within 14 days. Click OK.

8. To reactivate your page within the 14-day window, click the General tab at the top of the Page settings menu. A banner will appear at the top of the General tab notifying you that your page is set to be deleted – click Cancel Deletion and hit Confirm in the pop-up.

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Click “Cancel Deletion” in the banner.

On the Facebook Business Manager website:

1. Go to the Facebook Business Manager website and log in to your account.

2. In the sidebar menu on the left, click Settings, toward the bottom of the list.

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Click “Settings” on the left.

3. On the Settings page, click More business settings.

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Click “More business settings” on the left.

4. Under Accounts, click Pages.

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Click “Pages” on the left.

5. Click on the Page you want to delete, and select “Remove” in the top-right corner.

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Click “Remove” in the top-right.

6. Facebook will tell you that you’ve got 14 days to cancel the deletion process. If you want to continue with deleting your page, click Delete Page.

7. After 14 days you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to delete your Facebook page. During this time, you can go back to Page Options > Delete Page and select Confirm to stop your page from being deleted. If you want your Facebook page to be invisible during the 14 days, then follow the instructions below to unpublish it.

On the Facebook mobile app:

1. Open the Facebook app on your Android or iOS device.

2. Tap the icon of three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner and select Pages from the menu.

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Tap “Pages” in the settings menu.

3. Under Pages You Manage, click the page you want to delete.

4. Tap the gear-shaped Settings icon in the top-right corner.

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Tap the settings icon.

5. Tap General at the top of the Settings page and scroll down to the Remove Page section.

6. Tap the blue hyperlink Delete [your page name] and in the pop-up, select Delete Page.

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Tap on the delete page hyperlink.

7. The next screen will notify you that your page has “entered deletion mode” and that you can cancel the deletion within 14 days. Tap OK.

8. To reactivate your page within the 14-day window, go back to the General tab of the Settings menu. Scroll down until you see a banner notifying you that your page is set to be deleted – tap Cancel Deletion and hit Confirm on the next screen.

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Click “Cancel Deletion.”

How to unpublish a Facebook page

Instead of deleting your page entirely, you can make it invisible to other Facebook users until you’re ready to publish it.

On the Facebook website:

1. Go to the Facebook website and log in to your account.

2. From the Facebook homepage, click Pages in the sidebar menu on the left.

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Click “Pages” on the left.

3. Under Pages you manage, click on the page you want to delete. If a pop-up asks you to connect your page to WhatsApp, just exit out of it.

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Click on your page.

4. In the sidebar menu on the left, scroll down and select Settings at the very bottom of the list.

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Click “Settings” on the left.

5. On the General tab of the Settings page, click Page visibility at the very top.

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Click “Page visibility” at the top.

6. Click the circle button next to Page unpublished and hit Save Changes.

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Click “Page unpublished” and hit “Save Changes.”

7. In the Unpublish Page? pop-up, select a reason for unpublishing and hit Next.

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Select a reason and click “Next.”

8. Then, click an option under What do you need to finish your Page? and click Unpublish.

On the Facebook Business Manager website:

1. Go to the Facebook Business Manager website and log in to your account.

2. In the sidebar menu on the left, click Settings, toward the bottom of the list.

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Click “Settings” on the left.

3. On the Settings page, click More business settings.

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Click “More business settings” on the left.

4. Under Accounts, click Pages.

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Click “Pages” on the left.

5. Click on the page you want to delete and click View Page in the top-right corner.

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Go to “View Page.”

6. On your page, click Settings on the right side of the menu bar at the top of the page, in between Edit Page Info and Help. Don’t click the gear-shaped settings icon in the very top-right corner as that will take you back to business settings.

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Click “Settings” at the top.

7. On the General tab, click Page visibility, located toward the top of the list.

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Click “Page visibility” at the top.

8. Click the circle button next to Page unpublished and hit Save Changes.

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Click “Page unpublished” and then “Save Changes.”

9. In the Unpublish Page? pop-up, select a reason for unpublishing and hit Next.

10. Then, click an option under What do you need to finish your Page? and click Unpublish.

On the Facebook mobile app:

1. Open the Facebook app on your Android or iOS device.

2. Tap the icon of three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner and select Pages from the menu.

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Tap “Pages” in the settings menu.

3. Tap the page you want to unpublish.

4. Hit the gear-shaped Settings icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

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Tap the settings icon.

5. Tap the General tab and scroll down to the Page Visibility section.

6. Select Unpublish under Page Visibility. A blue check mark will appear and your page should now be invisible to the public.

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Tap “Unpublish” under “Page Visibility.”

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What does TLDR mean? Understanding the internet shorthand for lengthy text and its various uses

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TLDR means “Too Long Didn’t Read.”

  • TLDR is an acronym that stands for “Too Long Didn’t Read.”
  • TLDR is commonly used to summarize lengthy content and can signal a sort of executive summary at the start of news articles or emails.
  • The abbreviation can come off as rude, so it’s best to avoid using TLDR as a response in professional settings.
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If you’ve spent any time on online forums or in the comments sections of news websites or social media posts, you’ve more than likely encountered the internet shorthand “TLDR.”

What TLDR means

TLDR is a common online abbreviation that stands for “Too Long Didn’t Read.” If that sounds a little rude or passive aggressive, you’re aptly sensing one of its uses; that is often the way TLDR is used in response to densely worded articles online. While TLDR is the most common usage, you may also see the semicolon inserted in the acronym, as in: “TL;DR.”

Like most memes and acronyms, the origins of TLDR are murky, though the Merriam-Webster dictionary cites the first known use to be in 2002. The meaning of the acronym is pretty obvious, however, and can generally be taken at face value – it’s a fast way to say that the referenced article, post, or message is so long that it wasn’t worth the full read.

When to use TLDR in a business setting

TLDR is an informal acronym and as such, you should be very careful using it professionally; consider your audience and its comfort level with internet slang. A good rule of thumb is that you would not use “TLDR” anywhere in which you wouldn’t feel comfortable writing “LOL” (laughing out loud) or a similarly informal acronym.

There’s probably no scenario in which you should respond to professional messages with “TLDR.” As mentioned, this is easily perceived as sarcastic, rude, and unprofessional.

Even so, it can be appropriate to use TLDR within your communication to signal your own summary. For example, you could place a heading called “TLDR” at the top of a lengthy email and follow it with a bulleted list that summarizes your main points.

Or, if you are adding a link to a third-party article, you could parenthetically add TLDR with a short summary, such as “Please see this article (TLDR: It’s a summary of how APIs work).”

Regardless, it’s best to err on the side of caution if you have any concern that the use of TLDR is too informal for your audience.

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What does NSFW mean? Understanding the internet shorthand used to describe content that’s not suitable in professional settings

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NSFW means “not safe for work.”

  • NSFW is an internet acronym that means “not safe for work.”
  • NSFW often serves as a content warning, urging the viewer to use discretion or avoid the post or image when they are in a professional or public setting.
  • On the more extreme end, content may carry a NSFL (not safe for life) tag to warn about potentially disturbing content.
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If you’ve spent any time on social media or in forums that occasionally feature edgy or explicit content, you’ve likely encountered the acronym, NSFW, that commonly denotes such material.

What NSFW means

NSFW stands for “not safe for work.” The acronym is a common warning for internet content considered to be inappropriate for viewing at work or in public.

A NSFW tag conveys that, unless you’re OK with risking a conversation with the HR department, you should avoid looking at this content on a work computer or in the presence of other people.

The NSFW tag began mostly as a reference to warn about sexual content, nudity, or violence, but has evolved to encompass a range of delicate and potentially triggering content for the viewer.

NSFW is often attached, in an abundance of caution, to any link or image – even one that’s contextually innocent – that might raise eyebrows. For example, a page about cleaning on Reddit might include the NSFW tag to a photo of a dirty toilet.

Speaking of Reddit, the social media site is one of the most common places you’ll see the NSFW tag. You might also see NSFW used more informally, like typed in at the top of a Facebook post, or more formally, where an entire Discord server or channel can be designated as NSFW.

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Be cautious when using Reddit on work devices as some content is NSFW.

What NSFL means

On the internet, there are videos and images that extend beyond NSFW – explicit content that’s often more graphic and disturbing. Fortunately, there is also a “not safe for life” (NSFL) tag that provides an elevated trigger warning.

While viewing NSFW content might embarrass you or cause you to be reprimanded, NSFL images or videos have the potential to upset or severely trigger you. Some examples of NSFL content might be a video where a person’s death was captured on film, or an image that’s not violent in nature but graphic nonetheless, like medical procedures.

What SFW means

You will also occasionally see online content with a “safe for work” (SFW) designation. Generally, these tags are attached to posts with titles that seem NSFW in nature, but actually aren’t.

For instance, you might see a Reddit post with an image titled, “I got poison ivy in the worst possible place…” with a SFW tag, indicating the body part in the image isn’t graphic in nature and generally safe to view in the presence of others.

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What does NSFW mean? A guide to the internet acronym for content that’s not suitable in professional settings, and terms related to it

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NSFW means “not safe for work.”

  • NSFW is an internet acronym that means “not safe for work.”
  • NSFW often serves as a content warning, urging the viewer to use discretion or avoid the post or image when they are in a professional or public setting.
  • On the more extreme end, content may carry a NSFL (not safe for life) tag to warn about potentially disturbing content.
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If you’ve spent any time on social media or in forums that occasionally feature edgy or explicit content, you’ve likely encountered the acronym, NSFW, that commonly denotes such material.

What NSFW means

NSFW stands for “not safe for work.” The acronym is a common warning for internet content considered to be inappropriate for viewing at work or in public.

A NSFW tag conveys that, unless you’re OK with risking a conversation with the HR department, you should avoid looking at this content on a work computer or in the presence of other people.

The NSFW tag began mostly as a reference to warn about sexual content, nudity, or violence, but has evolved to encompass a range of delicate and potentially triggering content for the viewer.

NSFW is often attached, in an abundance of caution, to any link or image – even one that’s contextually innocent – that might raise eyebrows. For example, a page about cleaning on Reddit might include the NSFW tag to a photo of a dirty toilet.

Speaking of Reddit, the social media site is one of the most common places you’ll see the NSFW tag. You might also see NSFW used more informally, like typed in at the top of a Facebook post, or more formally, where an entire Discord server or channel can be designated as NSFW.

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Be cautious when using Reddit on work devices as some content is NSFW.

What NSFL means

On the internet, there are videos and images that extend beyond NSFW – explicit content that’s often more graphic and disturbing. Fortunately, there is also a “not safe for life” (NSFL) tag that provides an elevated trigger warning.

While viewing NSFW content might embarrass you or cause you to be reprimanded, NSFL images or videos have the potential to upset or severely trigger you. Some examples of NSFL content might be a video where a person’s death was captured on film, or an image that’s not violent in nature but graphic nonetheless, like medical procedures.

What SFW means

You will also occasionally see online content with a “safe for work” (SFW) designation. Generally, these tags are attached to posts with titles that seem NSFW in nature, but actually aren’t.

For instance, you might see a Reddit post with an image titled, “I got poison ivy in the worst possible place…” with a SFW tag, indicating the body part in the image isn’t graphic in nature and generally safe to view in the presence of others.

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How to block or unblock someone on Facebook and control who can contact you

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It only takes a few taps to block or unblock someone on Facebook.

  • You can block or unblock someone on Facebook using the desktop website or the mobile app.
  • When you block someone on Facebook, their posts won’t appear in your feed and they can’t send you direct messages.
  • If you don’t want to cut off all contact, you can also unfriend or mute someone instead of blocking.
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Maybe you’re tired of your uncle’s constant political posts. Maybe you’ve seen enough videos of your high school classmate’s cat.

Is it time to unfriend them? While that’s always an option, if you want a more permanent solution, you can block them. When you block someone, it’ll mute all their posts and prevent them from direct messaging you.

And if you ever want to unblock them, you can do so easily without alerting them. Unblocking someone will even re-add them to your Friends list if you were friends before the block.

Here’s how to block or unblock someone on Facebook.

How to block someone on Facebook

This can be done on either the Facebook website or mobile app.

1. Log into your Facebook account and locate the person you want to block, either by searching for their name or by clicking their name on your timeline.

2. Near the top right of their profile page, click the three horizontal dots.

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Click the three-dot icon.

3. In the drop-down menu that appears, click “Block.”

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Select “Block” from the list of options.

5. In the window that pops up, click “Confirm,” and then click “Okay.”

You’re done – they’re blocked. They won’t see what you post, you won’t see what they post, they’re no longer listed as a friend on your page, and they can’t send you messages.

But what if blocking them was a mistake made in the heat of the moment? If so, you can easily unblock them.

How to unblock someone on Facebook

Unlike blocking, these instructions will differ depending on whether you’re using the website or mobile app.

Unblocking via the Facebook website

1. From anywhere on Facebook, find and click the downward pointing arrow in the top-right corner of the page.

2. In the drop-down menu, click “Settings & privacy” and then click “Settings.”

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After clicking “Settings & privacy” in the dropdown menu under the arrow icon, click “Settings.”

3. In the column on the left side of the screen, click “Blocking.”

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Go to the “Blocking” page.

4. On the next page, see which users you have blocked and, if you want to bring one back into the fold, click “Unblock” beside their name.

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In the “Block users” section, click “Unblock” beside the relevant person.

5. Click “Confirm” in the pop-up window that appears.

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Click “Confirm” to finish unblocking them.

Unblocking via the Facebook mobile app

1. Open the app and tap the three stacked lines in the bottom-right corner.

2. In the Menu page that appears, scroll down to tap “Settings & Privacy,” and then “Settings.”

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Open your Facebook settings.

3. On the Settings page, scroll down and tap “Blocking.”

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Open your account’s “Blocking” menu.

4. You’ll be shown a full list of everyone you have blocked. Tap “Unblock” next to anyone’s name, and then confirm by tapping “Unblock” again.

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You can unblock anyone on this list with two quick taps.

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How to enable Snapchat’s dark mode on your iPhone, if you have it

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Dark mode is a new feature for Snapchat’s iPhone users.

Many social-media apps have a “dark mode” these days, allowing users to change the color of their app’s interface to darker tones instead of bright ones, which can feel easier on the eyes and sometimes save battery life.

For a long time, Snapchat was one of the few major social media apps without a dark mode. But since last year, they’ve been rolling out dark mode to more and more iPhone users. Most iPhone users will be able to use Snapchat’s dark mode now – unfortunately, it’s still missing for Android users.

Here’s how to check if Snapchat’s dark mode is available on your iPhone, and how to enable it.

How to enable Snapchat dark mode on iPhone

1. Open the Snapchat app on your device and log in if you’re prompted to do so.

2. In the upper-left corner of your screen, tap on your profile picture.

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Tap your profile avatar in the top-right corner.

3. In the upper-right corner of your profile page, tap on the “Settings” icon that looks like a gear.

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Tap the gear icon.

4. In the “My Account” section of the Settings menu, scroll down until you see an option called “App Appearance.” If you can’t find “App Appearance” listed, it means you can’t use dark mode yet.

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Tap “App Appearance.”

5. In the “App Appearance” menu, tap “Always Dark” to enable Snapchat’s dark mode. You can also choose “Match System” to have the app sync with your iPhone’s settings, so if your iPhone changes between light and dark automatically throughout the day, Snapchat will too.

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Select “Always Dark” or “Match System” to have the app mirror to your system settings.

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