This is how to enable WhatsApp dark mode on Android and iOS
New Delhi : WhatsApp has become the latest application to get support for Dark mode, which has become the trend of the season. Google is adding a system wide dark theme in Android Q, while Apple has done the same with its iOS 13.
In the dark mode, the white text appears on the black background. This is in contrast to the paper appearance of white text on a black background. With no major benefit of the dark mode, the only one is that it consumes less battery as compared to the normal version of the application.
If you have an iPhone or an Android phone then you don’t need to wait for the next-gen operating system. You can activate dark mode through certain compatible apps.
It is important to note that WhatsApp is working on a native dark mode for its application. The feature is not yet available beyond a handful of beta users. However, there are some clever ways to enable dark theme on WhatsApp right now.
Steps to enable WhatsApp Dark Mode on iPhone:
Step 1: Now head over to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Display -> Accommodations -> Invert Colors -> Smart Invert. As you can observe, this is a software workaround, which will become redundant with the release of iOS 13.
Step 2: The above step enables dark theme across the interface by inverting colors.
Step 3: To get full dark mode experience, you will need to change the wallpaper of your WhatsApp chat window. Using a dark background will result in experience similar to dark mode.
Steps to enable WhatsApp Dark Mode on Android:
Step 1: Go to Settings -> Display -> Select Theme -> Dark. This is the new native dark theme that Google is adding with Android Q release.
Step 2: Once you have enabled dark theme on Android, you will need to enable developer options to grant access. You can do so by going to Settings -> About Phone. Here, scroll down to ‘Build Number’ and tap on it few times till you see a pop-up message saying “Developer Options” is turned on.
Step 3: Once Developer Options is enabled, go to ‘Override force-dark’ and click on it. This will ensure that you are able to force dark theme within WhatsApp.
Step 4: The above step activates dark theme for WhatsApp on Android Q. However, to get full fledged experience, ensure you use a dark wallpaper as background for the messaging service.