WhatsApp dark mode feature spotted on desktop: All you need to know2 min read . Updated: 26 Feb 2020, 10:17 AM IST
- According to a fresh report, WhatsApp has been spotted working to bring the dark theme for its web and desktop platforms
- WhatsApp dark mode for Android and iOS apps has been a point of interest for its recently achieved 2 billion number of users
WhatsApp has been testing beta versions of the dark mode feature on both Android and iOS smartphones for quite some time now. Although these features are currently not available for users in a stable update, chances are they might roll out globally soon. Apart from the mobile app, the feature is also expected to arrive on WhatsApp Web as well.
According to a fresh report by WABetaInfo, a blog that tracks WhatsApp developments, the Facebook-owned app has been spotted working to bring the dark theme for its web and desktop platforms.
The blog also noticed a few significant changes with regard to the dark interface on the desktop app such as the dark theme itself, the emojis, stickers and much more.
Through screenshots shared by the blog, there can be seen some significant changes that may get implemented once the dark theme is fully functional. Below are the developments on the feature so far:
As seen in the above screenshot, WhatsApp is still working to implement the dark theme properly. For instance, the background colour for emojis is still white and does not seem to have a toggle to enable the dark theme. However, the screenshots shared by the blog seem fragmented portrays that the feature is still under development with no official launch date announced yet.
If you still want a dark theme-like mode on your WhatsApp web, there is a way to work around your wishes. In an earlier article, we shared how you can enable dark theme on the desktop version of WhatsApp right away by simply downloading a Chrome extension and follow the instructions shared here.
Apart from that, WhatsApp dark mode for its mobile applications has been a point of interest for its recently achieved 2 billion number of users more than a year now and there have been some significant beta releases in the past month for both Android and iOS apps. However, there is still no news on the dark theme's global official roll out but myriad settings and test versions reveal that the feature would roll out sooner. Just a few weeks back, Android Beta version 2.20.31 was spotted carrying new dark solid colours 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.
Recently, WhatsApp was under scanner for one of its major flaws where group chats invite links got indexed by Google. However, WhatsApp seems to have fixed the bug and also said to have removed the invite links from Google search results.