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Dark Mode WhatsApp – How to Get it on iPhone & Android

Dark Mode WhatsApp – How to Get it on iPhone & Android

How to Enable WhatsApp Dark Mode

Dark Mode WhatsApp – WhatsApp is roll out Dark Mode to iPhone and Android devices. The much-awaited addition can dub as one of the most significant new features of the year 2020. With over 2 billion WhatsApp users, claims that the features will help to scale down eye strain. Here, all you need to know about dark mode, as well as how to enable it on your smartphone.

Benefits of Dark Theme

Dark mode helps reduce ‘eye strain’

According to WhatsApp, the dark theme designed to scale down eye strain in a dim light climate.

Color scheme ‘minimizes eye fatigue’

WhatsApp claims that while choosing colors, they wanted to minimize eye fatigue and use colors that are closer to the system defaults on Android and iPhone.

Update latest version of WhatsApp

Download the newest version of WhatsApp from, App Store for iPhones and Google Play Store for Android.

WhatsApp version for iPhones – 2.20.30 and Android phones: 2.20.47

How to Enable dark mode on AndroidWhatsApp Dark Mode for Android

Once the updated WhatsApp version, tap on the three-dot icon on the right top corner to go to Settings.

Then, tap on Chats option by Theme.

Next, From here, select the Theme option from the chat settings and tap on Dark.

Step: Settings option > Chats > Theme > select Dark.

WhatsApp Dark Mode Android 9

Also, Android smartphones running on Android 9 and below will support the new features update. WhatsApp has the Dark Theme support, not for Android 10.

How to Enable dark mode on iPhone

Go to Settings on the phone > Display & Brightness > select option Dark.

Alternatively, you will go to the Control Centre and tap on Dark Mode.

Dark Mode WhatsApp ios 13

iPhones running on iOS 13, too, can also enable it in system settings. iPhones are running on iOS 12 and below not support dark mode option on WhatsApp.

The WhatsApp shared the details of these new features on their blog, where they mentioned that the focus for implement Dark Mode was information hierarchy. By readability, it means using colors that are closer to the system defaults on iOS and Android smartphones also.

The Dark Mode update is slowly rolling bent all users and can take a couple of days to succeed in everyone.


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