WhatsApp is finally getting a new dark mode on iOS and Android today. After months of beta testing on each cellular operating techniques, the WhatsApp dark mode will probably be available for all users today. Even as you already have dark mode enabled at the machine stage on iOS 13 or Android 10, then WhatsApp will automatically change over. Android 9 users can merely enable a new dark theme in the WhatsApp settings menu.
Facebook has tweaked its WhatsApp dark mode to make sure that it lowers the brightness of a phone display. “During testing we found that combining pure black and white creates excessive contrast that can lead to leer fatigue,” explains a WhatsApp spokesperson. “So instead, you’ll glimpse a special dark gray background and off-white coloration that lowers the brightness of the display, cuts down the glare, and improves contrast and readability.”
The WhatsApp dark theme will probably be mostly pure black on iOS devices and a darker gray on Android. It’s a long-awaited feature, one that WhatsApp acknowledges in a launch video (above) with a lot of oldsters squinting into their telephones. The brief video, entitled “Hiya Darkness,” includes a previously unreleased version of “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon.
You can download the latest WhatsApp update from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store to get the new dark mode choice.