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WhatsApp Dark Mode Rolling Out for Beta Testers on Android

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

Website WaBetaInfo, which follows developments with the beta version of the app on Wednesday revealed that WhatsApp has started rolling out dark mode to users of its beta version for Android app.

Those who are using the beta version of the company’s Android app, can now download the version 2.20.13 of the app on their smartphones to get hands on the feature.

One can follow this path to enable dark theme on the app: Settings > Chats > Display > Theme > Dark Theme.

Along with the “Dark” option, one will reportedly see the “Light” option that is the normal theme, another will be “Set by battery saver” which is expected to automatically switch to light/dark theme and one may also see an option of “System default” which identifies the theme of your smartphone and sets the app’s theme accordingly.

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Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to logos of social media apps Signal, Whatsapp and Telegram projected on a screen in this picture illustration. VOA

Additionally, the iOS dark theme is also nearly set for release.

WhatsApp is also testing a new beta update for iOS users which would bring features like hide muted status update, splash screen and app badge improvements, among others.

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WhatsApp’s new splash screen would essentially let users see the WhatsApp logo whenever they open the app on their iPhones. This is also available on the Android beta app.

Last week, WhatsApp added a new privacy setting, which will let users decide whether they want to join a group on the messaging platform or not. (IANS)

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Whatsapp Works to Introduce Dark Mode to Desktop Users

WhatsApp working to bring dark mode for its desktop version

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WhatsApp is working towards introducing the dark mode to the messaging platform's desktop version. Pixabay

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is said to be working towards introducing the dark mode to the messaging platform’s desktop version. This is the latest news.

“The dark theme was recently released for WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.13+ and WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.20.30.25. But… what’s missing now? WhatsApp Web and Desktop!, WABetaInfo,” a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates, reported on Tuesday.

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WhatsApp is working towards more features to ensure a bug-free experience for desktop users. Pixabay

The messaging platform is working on the feature in the recent few updates, in order to ensure the best bug-free experience is handed out to the users.

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“…They are still working to implement the dark theme correctly. In fact, the background colour for emojis isn’t transparent but it’s still white.

“The development team still needs to tweak a bit the UI, but it already looks amazing and they already reached great results!”, WABetaInfo added. (IANS)