How to activate WhatsApp dark mode on Android and iOS


The dark mode of WhatsApp is finally available on Android and iOS for all users after a few days in beta. In this article, I will share with us how to activate WhatsApp dark mode on Android and iOS

WhatsApp finally adds a dark mode feature to its application. At least for all users on Android and iOS with the latest update. The beta testers could already be accessed for several days. Dark Mode offers several advantages. In addition to having less impact on the autonomy of the batteries, it is also beneficial for the health of the eyes, in particular, to avoid eyestrain.

The dark mode WhatsApp presents yet differently depending on whether you are on Android or iOS. It is gray on the first and black on the second. ” For the choice of colors, we wanted to minimize eyestrain for users by opting for colors closer to the default on iPhone and Android respectively, ” wrote Facebook in his blog note.

How to activate WhatsApp dark mode?

First, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp available from the Play Store and the App Store. It will not happen at the same time for all users.

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The procedure is not the same depending on the version of your operating system. On iOS 13 and Android 10, dark mode is automatically applied depending on the theme used at the OS level.

If you have an older version, dark mode is not natively supported by the system. So, you have to activate it directly in the WhatsApp settings.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Then choose the option Discussion> Themes
  3. In the menu that appears, select dark theme and voila

If an update to the messaging app does not bring up the dark mode settings, you will have to watch for a new update within hours or even days. If you are on Android, you can download the latest version of WhatsApp (2.20.65) as an APK from the official website.


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