How to enable WhatsApp Dark Mode

by June 25, 2019 0 comments

Dark Mode which has become the new talk of the town can now be enabled on WhatsApp too. The mode does a cosmetic change to the app making the backgrounds black to allow for easy viewing in the dark environments. Most of the devices or apps such as Facebook Messenger, Amazon Kindle now come with a dark mode. While the WhatsApp dark mode is not yet officially rolled out, you can try the feature by upgrading your device to Android Q beta.

All the phones that are compatible to upgrade to Android Q can support WhatsApp dark mode. The compatible smartphones include Google Pixel phones, Xiaomi Mi 9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Asus Zenfone 5Z, Essential Phone, LG G8, Nokia 8.1, Oppo Reno and Realme 3 Pro, etc.

Here is how to enable WhatsApp dark mode on an Android

After you have downloaded the Android Q beta, head to Settings –> Display –> Select Theme and the choose the Dark option. In case you want to choose dark mode for across all apps, there is a trick.

Once you already selected the Dark option as indicated above, go to Settings -> About Phone and then tap on the Build Number details seven times which will enable the developer mode. Now, go to the Developer Options, and choose ‘override force-dark.’

Here is how to enable WhatsApp dark mode on an iPhone

Enabling WhatsApp dark mode on an iOS is simpler as compared to Android. On iOS 11 and iOS 12, just enable the Invert Colours option from the Settings to give WhatsApp a cosmetic change.

Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility. Then select the Invert Colors which will open two further options, select Smart Invert. This option will roll out dark theme across all of the iOS and apps.

While the Android Q beta could give you an early look on a dark mode, do keep in mind that its only beta release, meaning you might witness stability and performance issues and few of the features may not work properly.

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