The dark mode theme on WhatsApp, which is currently available on both Android darker grey in colour (WhatsApp)
The dark mode theme on WhatsApp, which is currently available on both Android darker grey in colour (WhatsApp)

WhatsApp Dark Mode: How to enable on your Android phone

  • If you cannot see the dark mode feature on your phone's app, make sure you have the latest version of the app, the 2.20.64 from Google Play Store
  • If your Android 10 phone already has the system-wide dark theme activated, WhatsApp will automatically switch to the dark theme

After teasing fore more than one year, popular social messaging app WhatsApp finally launched its dark mode feature to iOS and Android users recently. The Facebook-owned messaging app had been working on the dark mode feature for a long time and in that process, it had released a a slew of Android Beta versions for Android.

"This feature is designed in such a way that if you use the phone in low light, then your eyes will not be stressed. Hopefully, this will also relieve you from those situations when the phone lights up in the entire room as soon as you turn on the phone," said the company in a blog post.

How to enable WhatsApp dark mode feature on Android smartphones:

The dark mode feature is gradually rolling out to all and if you cannot see the feature yet, simply install the latest WhatsApp update from Google Play Store.

Once you have installed the latest version of the app follow these steps:

If your Android 10 OS or iOS 13 updated phones already have the system-wide dark theme activated, WhatsApp will automatically switch to the dark theme.

However, if you are Android 9 OS or lower version user, simply go to the WhatsApp settings menu and enable the dark theme manually:

-Go to Settings option

-Tap on Chats

-In Chats, tap on Display

-After tapping on Display, you will be able to see Theme

-Choose Dark Theme to enable it

Apart from this, there are also two important themes available for all Android users. 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 used all these years.

Set by Battery Saver: This setting allows to automatically switch to light/dark theme, in according to your Battery Saver settings.

Once the settings are enabled, simply restart the phone and you will see a dark WhatsApp splash screen.

Many users across the globe had been awaiting the dark theme feature for a long time now as it not only puts less strain in the eyes, but it also reduces draining the battery of your phone.

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