WhatsApp for Android beta gets Dark Mode

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Finally, we can confirm you all the WhatsApp will be rolling out its Dark mode feature very soon for its Android app. This was first confirmed by the most famous WhatsApp beta website. According to WABetaInfo, the “Dark Theme” is available to all beta users with the version 2.20.13.

How to enable WhatsApp Dark Theme?

Previously, when we wrote a few articles about Dark Mode, we were really hoping WhatsApp should introduce the Dark Mode feature for its app. Soon Facebook-owned apps will be complete with the Dark Mode feature. If you are using the beta version as stated above, then you can enable the Dark Theme from the “Chat” under the settings page. WhatsApp even allows you to either manually disable it or you can also allow your Android dark mode setting to set it for you.

For you, Dark Mode is something normal. It just makes your screen darker right. But there is a scientific reason why Dark Theme is really necessary for smartphones. First of all, with Dark Mode, it improves the battery life of your smartphone especially if it has an OLED display. According to TheVerge, Dark Mode really improves your smartphone battery life. That’s the reason companies like Apple and Google are developing their apps and OS with system-wide Dark Mode.

Apart from that, Dark Mode is also good for your eyes. Many of us like to use our smartphone during the night. With the bright colour interface, it can strain our eyes. But, with Dark Mode, the interface is darker which makes it easier to use it in dark environments. See, now you already know the benefits of changing your phone settings to Dark Mode.

At the moment, the Dark Theme is available for Android beta users only. But, if it is already reaching to Android users soon then iOS users should be receiving these updates within this year itself. If you are using an Android smartphone, you can try to install the beta APK from here. Do note that, it is risky to install APK from websites because it might contain virus or malware.

In a nutshell, we can’t wait to try out the Dark Theme for WhatsApp for iOS once WhatsApp rolls out officially to non-beta users.

Raaj Lokanathan
Raaj Lokanathan
A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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