In the end, WhatsApp has earned a highly anticipated feature of a dark native mode. Yes, WhatsApp’s heavily leaked dark mode, whose traces started popping up in the app’s interface and code months ago, is now finally available to users in all its glory. In the theme selection process, the native dark mode of WhatsApp is simply called Dark and it imparts a dark green profile to the entire UI of the messaging app, with some contrasting colours here and there. The home screen and the settings menu are now dressed in a dark color, but in the case of the talk app, only the chat bubbles are dark while the background is white or it reflects the background setting of any other color users.
If you’re on the beta channel in WhatsApp, you’ll be able to access dark mode once you’re on the latest version of 2.20.13.
After you have installed the latest WhatsApp beta update on your smartphone, tap the top right corner of the three-dot screen and select Settings. Then tap Chats > Theme. You’ll need to tap on “Dark” in the next window to enable the new dark mode. You can also have WhatsApp switch between Light and Dark themes automatically based on your device system settings by selecting the “System Default” option.
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