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Dark Mode of WhatsApp: Everything you Need to Know

Dark Mode of WhatsApp: Everything you Need to Know

Blue is a New Black

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WhatsApp’s dark mode is expected to appear soon, and we’ve been able to gather some hints and previews to remind you of the look when you arrive.

Since the introduction of Android 10 and iOS 13, both features have had their system-wide dark status, so developers have been keen to create dark versions of their apps. Google Chrome, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter all have smart dark options available, but WhatsApp still looks pale and fun. However, all this seems to change.

If you want to be the first to try Dark Mode when WhatsApp is running, we recommend you join the beta program so you can test it globally. If you’re using an Android device, you can sign up and download the trial from the Google Play Store.

The iOS beta is currently full, but you can reopen it at any time. If this is the case, you will need to install TestFlight on your device and then register to join the program.

What to Expect

According to WABetaInfo, a specialist in WhatsApp beta, app developers currently use the dark mode for iOS and Android apps and optimize the new design before it is released.

Even if you are a Beta member, you will not see the option to activate Dark Mode, but when you drag the nets into the app’s APK, you will find various graphics resources that will finally be used at the time of deployment.

It looks like the new color scheme will be mainly dark blue/green instead of black or gray, and it will be automatically activated if you select the dark mode of the entire system in your phone. The app’s splash screen is also expected to be dimmed, which can avoid problems in some apps, i.e. people using dark mode are shocked by unexpected white light.

The sticker and emoji stickers for WhatsApp have been updated on a dark background, and developers are trying to adapt to the app’s signature message bubble to suit the new look.

We can also see some other new features that appear with Dark Mode, including self-destructing messages, which will be deleted after a while. Based on the leaked screen capture, it appears that you can adjust the message to be deleted after five to one hour.

Competitive messaging apps Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Signal offer similar features, so they have expired.

The beta also reveals a new option that allows you to completely hide your contact updates. Currently, if a contact is muted, its updates will appear in gray but remain visible. Once the new update is released, you will be able to hide it completely and see it only when you choose.


When it Comes

We don’t know yet; WhatsApp developers don’t seem to be looking to complete the dark mode of the app and publish it, nor do they disclose when the option is available.

When WhatsApp finally receives its dark transformation, we’ll give a full explanation of how to activate it and start messaging with patterns.

Other ways to Extend Battery Life in WhatsApp

One of the main reasons you might want to try Dark Mode for WhatsApp is to extend battery life, but there are other ways to save power to the app until the settings are available.

Enter the app settings, select “Chat” and click “Wallpaper,” then select “Monochrome” and choose a darker color than the standard light gray background. This does not change the color of message bubbles, menus, and other widgets, but Google search found that black pixels consume far less energy than other colors.

By default, WhatsApp downloads a lot of files in the background, which actually drains your phone’s power, so you can also save power by turning on WhatsApp settings and selecting “Data usage and storage.”

Here. You can choose when to download media (when using mobile data, when to connect to Wi-Fi and when roaming). If you turn it off, videos and photos sent in the message will only be downloaded when you click them.

Activating your phone’s power-saving mode is another way to make your phone last longer between charges. Depending on the settings you choose, this may reduce screen brightness, stop sending and receiving data, and reduce CPU speed while running the application in the background. Whether you are willing to extend performance to extend battery life depends on yourself.

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