WhatsApp Android Beta version has received a new update that shows dark solid colours other than just black
WhatsApp has not officially rolled out the Dark Mode feature yet but updates hint that it will be released soon
WhatsApp Dark Mode feature seems to be rolling out soon, but it is just not here yet. For a while now, the popular chat app has been teasing the users with several Beta version releases but, with every such roll out, chances of the much-awaited dark theme to reach our phones are nearing.
The latest Android Beta version shows signs of a much detailed dark mode roll out unlike what was expected. As reported by WABetaInfo, a blog that tracks WhatsApp developments, the app's Android Beta version 2.20.31 highlights that new dark solid colours are available in the build. This essentially means that there is a possibility that the dark mode feature can have other dark colours instead of just black.
The solid colours, other then black, as seen in the image are dark brown, dark navy, dark olive, dark purple and dark velvet. All these options are right available in the Wallpaper Settings, the blog reported.
You can download the Beta version for Android via registering for Google Play Beta programme, or you can even download it from the APK Mirror by clicking on this link.
While the dark colour for the theme will help conserve the battery on OLED screen phones, the other solid colours will not perform any such task and may just prove to be more soothing to the eyes than the current white theme.
In the earlier version of the app, there were more theme settings available for users, well, once the dark mode is officially rolled out.
Those are Light Theme and Set By Battery Saver options. Apart from this, there is also the System Default option, that is available for smartphones using the latest Android 10 OS and have enabled Dark mode for their phone, system-wise.
Those running Android 9 OS or lower can enable the themes manually. The Dark Theme is already discussed. Let's look at the other themes available:
Light theme: it’s the usual white theme that you have always been using.
Set by Battery Saver: Available on Android 9 and lower OS versions, the setting allows to automatically switch to light/dark theme, in according to your Battery Saver settings.
The blog in its earlier reports, also noted that WhatsApp uses night blue colour in the background and dark green colour for chat bubbles.
It is worth noting that WhatsApp has not officially rolled out the Dark Mode feature on Google Play Store for Android phones or on the App Store for iPhones yet, but this Beta release is a huge step towards finally hinting at the point that it will come quite soon.