WhatsApp’s dark mode has been due for a long time now. Even though the company has not announced the availability of dark mode officially, it has been spotted on WhatsApp beta version 2.19.353.
WABetaInfo, known for its meticulous analysis of the platforms beta and alpha versions, recently tweeted:
I am happy to exclusively give the good news: WhatsApp is finally working on a Dark Mode! It is a dream.
The platform’s development team has been working on the feature for months now. The new dark mode has to be activated manually, however, it can also be used in automatic mode in correspondence with the smartphone’s energy-saving mode.
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Smartphones running on Android 9 or older versions will have the Dark Mode tied to the smartphone’s battery levels. It will be activated automatically when the smartphone is running low on battery and will be disabled when the battery levels are normal. Users will get three options to choose from: ‘Set by Batter Saver’, ‘Light Mode’, and ‘Dark Mode’.
As far as Android 10 is concerned, it comes with system-wide Dark Mode update, hence, the devices running on Android 10 will change the scheme color based on their chosen theme i.e. dark or light.
The feature is not publicly available yet and unfortunately, we don’t have any information regarding the global rollout of the update. However, we are expecting an official announcement soon, so stay tuned.
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