Search
  • Tech Harry

WhatsApp Dark Mode Now Available on Android and iOS


WhatsApp Dark mode is finally official for both Android and iPhone devices, nearly a year after testing its presence in beta. Unlike offering a pure black and white colour scheme, the Facebook-owned company has designed a dark grey background along with elements in an off-white colour to cut down the glare and improve contrast and readability. Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 will be able to experience WhatsApp Dark mode by enabling the dark mode from the system settings of their devices. However, users on older Android and iOS versions will be required to manually enable dark mode by going through the theme preferences of the WhatsApp app. As is to be expected, the Dark Theme will reduce eye-strain in low-light environments, save battery life and look classy while at it. Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can use dark mode by enabling it in their phone settings, while folks running Android 9 and below can enable it from within WhatsApp Settings by going over to Chats > Theme and then select ‘Dark’.


In an official blog post on Tuesday, Facebook said that the company focused on two key areas while developing the feature. First off, there’s the ‘Readability’ aspect, which meant minimizing eye fatigue by using colors that are closer to the system defaults on iPhone and Android, respectively. Secondly, there’s ‘Information Hierarchy’ that the company says will help users easily focus their attention on each screen. “We did this by using color and other design elements to make sure the most important information stands out”, said Facebook.


WhatsApp is notably not the first app to bring a dedicated dark mode. Apps such as Twitter, Gmail, and Facebook's Instagram have a similar experience for a while.

How to get WhatsApp dark mode for Android


WhatsApp dark mode is rolling out immediately for Android users, so you would possibly find that you simply have already got access. If so, activating the choice is straightforward .

  • Open the app menu

  • Tap 'Settings'

  • Tap 'Chats'

  • Tap 'Theme'

  • Select 'Dark'

If you haven't yet received the update, you'll still try WhatsApp dark mode if you're a part of the Android beta program. At the time of writing the program is currently full, but new spaces may become available soon (particularly if people start to go away now that the dark mode release is official).

  • Sign up for the beta program through the Google Play Store.

  • Wait for your account to be processed (this may take a couple of hours)

  • Update your app

  • If you cannot see an update option, download and install the APK

  • Restart WhatsApp

  • Follow the instructions above to activate dark mode

How to get WhatsApp dark mode for iPhone


Once you receive the newest update, activating WhatsApp dark mode is simply as simple because it is on Android:

  • Open the app menu

  • Tap 'Settings'

  • Tap 'Chats'

  • Tap 'Theme'

  • Select 'Dark'

Don't see the choice yet? The iOS beta is full at the time of writing, but it's worth checking back frequently to ascertain if new places have opened , then following the instructions below to urge an early peek.

  • Check to see if the beta is open and join if possible

  • Install TestFlight on your device

  • Click the link within the invitation email from WhatsApp

  • Update and launch WhatsApp

  • Follow the instructions above to activate dark mode

0 views

Brings Technology To Life

TECH HARRY FOR TECHNOLOGY & GADGET LOVERS

© 2020-2021 BY TECH HARRY.