It’s time to update your app peeps! The WhatsApp Dark Mode feature has finally arrived!

Following months of beta testing, the most requested WhatsApp feature is officially available for iOS and Android users today (Wednesday, 4th March).

Source: Soya Cincau

During testing we found that combining pure black and white creates high contrast that can lead to eye fatigue,” a rep from WhatsApp said. “So instead, you’ll notice a special dark gray background and off-white colour that lowers the brightness of the screen, cuts down the glare, and improves contrast and readability.”


Users can now read texts without straining the eyes or distracting others in low light situations. To activate the feature in Android 10 and iOS 13, simply go to system settings and enable dark mode. On Android 9, you can go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Theme and select “Dark”.

What it looks like on iOS:

What it looks like on Android:


To celebrate this new feature, WhatsApp made a short ad entitled “Hello Darkness”, featuring a previously unreleased version of “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon. Check it out:



Source: The Verge.

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