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How to activate dark mode on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most common social chat platforms for most people around the world. Lately, many OEMs are activating dark mode on their gadgets for various reasons such as reducing eye fatigue at night, saving battery power, etc., which pushes application developers to various platforms support their application for dark mode. Dj many applications like Messenger, Google Chrome, YouTube, Twitter, etc., have brought this update to activate the dark mode, and WhatsApp is a little late the holiday. But anyway, after months of testing, the dark mode on WhatsApp is finally available on Android and iOS devices. In this article, we are going to show how to activate the dark mode on WhatsApp, but first, we explain what it is.

See also: How to use WhatsApp on your PC

What do you get out of it?

If the dark mode is already present and activated in the iOS 13 or Android 10 version, the WhatsApp dark theme will apply automatically. In Android devices, the dark mode looks slightly gray and in iOS devices, the dark mode is completely black. WhatsApp owner Facebook has added dark mode to help users reduce the brightness of a phone screen. As a spokesperson for WhatsApp media said, the company did not choose to combine a pure black-white color because this combination causes severe eye strain. Instead, they used an off-white color and a special dark gray background that reduced the brightness of the phone screen, attenuated reflections and improved contrast.

Here is the step-by-step guide for how to use it. In addition, the dark mode of WhatsApp is not compatible with previous iOS versions iOS 13 but compatible with Android 9 users.

How to activate dark mode on WhatsApp in Android devices?

  1. First, keep your WhatsApp the latest version of the software.
  2. Then open WhatsApp and click on the three button menu in the upper right corner.
  3. Enter the settings menu and click on the Chats option.
  4. Then click on the Theme option. You will be greeted with three options which include Dark, Light and System Default.
  5. Select the Dark option to activate the dark mode.

How to activate dark mode on WhatsApp in iOS devices?

  1. First check the version of your WhatsApp software and update it to the latest.
  2. Then open WhatsApp and click on the settings menu.
  3. Click on the cats option and select Theme.
  4. Select the Dark option to activate the dark mode.

Note: In the web version of WhatsApp, the dark mode is still being tested. So you can't use it now, but there is an alternative solution to this. It is to use dark wallpaper. Let's see how to do it.

Instruction to activate the dark cat wallpaper on WhatsApp Web

  1. First, open the WhatsApp web from your PC browser. Open your WhatsApp in your mobile and select the WhatsApp web option and the camera will be open to scan the QR code which is already displayed on your PC screen. Just scan it and you're good to go.
  2. Now the menu in the upper right corner. It is represented in the form of three points.
  3. Open the Settings menu and click on the Chat Wallpaper option.
  4. Then, many solid color wallpapers will be available. Scroll down to see a dark black screen background.
  5. Select the black wallpaper and you can see the chat background messaging and the application status section. This is the alternative to get the dark mode.