How to Enable Dark Mode in WhatsApp (Android and iOS)

WhatsApp, the very popular messaging app has finally come up with one of the most demanding features — Dark Mode. The Dark Mode for WhatsApp has successfully launched for both iOS and Android devices.

The spokesperson from this reliable messaging service says that the dark mode in WhatsApp puts the design elements of contrast to markdown the eye-fatigue in dull-light areas and intensify the readability.

Let’s understand more about this new feature added to WhatsApp.

Features of Dark Mode

One can enable dark mode in WhatsApp to save battery if your device is on the OLED display. It improves the quality of reading text on your devices. Moreover, the black color scheme depends on the type of Operating System of your Mobile Device.

The dark mode on iOS systems is totally black, whereas the Android users can see it near to grey and blue from the black color family.

How to Enable Dark Mode in WhatsApp?

For iOS

Required Version: 2.20.31

iOS 13 users can enable it right from the phone’s display and brightness settings and tap on ‘Dark’ to switch on to the default Dark Mode in the system.

For Android

Required Version: 2.20.74 or 2.20.64

Android 10 can click on the Phone’s Display in the settings menu and toggle the ‘Dark’ option to enable system default Dark Mode.

Users with the version of Android 9 or less need to open WhatsApp and follow the options as Settings->Chats->Theme-> Dark

Dark mode enabled in WhatsApp
Dark Mode in WhatsApp

How is Dark Mode Helpful?

It can highlight relevant text messages or media on the screen and prevent unwanted screen brightness while in use. The dark mode eliminates excessive glare on squinting eyes of the users and gives a contrast effect that enhances good readability.

This mode is indeed a blessing after a huge wait for those suffering from eye-fatigue due to continuous exposure to the screen.

Dark Mode in WhatsApp Business

WhatsApp dark mode is also available for WhatsApp Business app. To enable dark mode in WhatsApp Business app follow below steps.

Settings->Chats->Theme-> Dark

Try the dark mode feature today and let us know the wonderful experience in the comments below.

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Serena Martin
Serena Martin
3 years ago

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