Android Users to Soon Get Whatsapp Dark Mode Feature
WhatsApp will come with a Light Theme, Dark Theme, and System Default theme.
For almost a year now, WhatsApp has been testing dark mode for the mobile application. We have seen a lot of screenshots from the beta version of the app, but for a few months now, WhatsApp has not been able to release the feature to the stable version of the app. Though, the latest Android beta update has received a new option in the Settings showing that the feature may finally be available to all users.
📝 WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.282: what's new?— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) October 7, 2019
Finally new hidden tracks about the Dark Theme and more details for Disappearing Messages (both under development).https://t.co/QhtHjbIK4h
NOTE: These features are not available and they will be enabled in future.
WhatsApp beta tester reported that in the latest Android beta version 2.19.282, a new section called Theme Settings had been added to the app settings. Under Theme Settings, WhatsApp users will find three options to select from. The other one would be the Light Theme, which will be the usual white theme that we already see in the app.
Then there is the much-awaited Dark Theme, which would be the System Default mode, which would be the same theme you have been using in the rest of your phone. If you choose the second, and you are running the dark mode as your primary mobile setting too, then WhatsApp will switch to dark mode automatically.
Some users on Twitter on the Android beta programme have also spotted the feature.
Earlier this month, WhatsApp was also seen testing a new 'Disappearing Message' feature, which allows users to set a timer to their messages, after which the messages would be deleted automatically from the sender and the recipient's chat.