WhatsApp dark mode is a new design for the hugely popular messaging app, which will swap its current palette of light gray and green for shades of black, teal and midnight blue.
It won’t replace the current look completely, but will be available as an option for anyone who wants to use it.
How to enable WhatsApp dark mode on Android
- Go to Settings > Display > Select theme > Dark
- Once the dark mode is turned on, go to Settings > About phone
- Scroll down to ‘Build number’ and tap on it seven times
- You will see a message pop-up saying ‘Developers options is turned on’. Tap on ‘Override force-dark’ so that you can apply the dark theme to other apps
- Dark theme is now enabled on WhatsApp but the wallpaper in chat threads still needs to be changed to enjoy the dark mode to its fullest
- Go to WhatsApp Settings > Wallpaper > None and you are good to go
For iOS phones, it is necessary that the device runs on iOS 11 or later versions.
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How to enable WhatsApp dark mode on iOS
- Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Invert Colours > Smart Invert
- You have now enabled dark theme across all the apps in the device
- Same as Android, you will have to choose dark or no wallpaper for WhatsApp chat threads. Go to WhatsApp Settings > Wallpaper> None
So there you have it. Whether you’re using an Android or iOS device, you can enable dark mode in WhatsApp by following the above-mentioned steps.
WhatsApp is finally rolling out the much-awaited Dark Mode feature and reportedly some of its users have already tested it.
In the latest reports posted by WABetaInfo report, a blog that tracks WhatsApp developments, the Facebook-owned social messaging app is working on rolling out the dark mode.
However, the feature is ready for some users who are using the Android Beta version of the app.
It is also important to know that the Dark Mode feature is still under development and the official release of the same is not yet announced.
Additionally, the iOS dark theme is also nearly set for release. However, in a tweet shared by the blog,
it reveals the gradual roll out of the Dark Mode feature for its iOS users, but it is still under process and unstable.