At Facebook s F8 2018 conference, the social media giant had announced that it would be giving a huge design overhaul to its Messenger application, which would not just make things clutter free but will also come with a dark mode. Now four months after the announcement, it looks like Facebook has silently started rolling out the update, as to some users, as reported by Android Police Also Read - 5 upcoming WhatsApp features: Read Later, advanced wallpaper and moreAlso Read - WhatsApp to let you mute videos before sending, currently testing in beta
According to the website’s report, the new interface now carries only three tabs at the bottom. This includes Conversations, People and Discover. The camera button now has been moved to the top right corner, next to the new chat button. It looks like games and the other additional features have been moved to Discover tab. Also Read - WhatsApp begins testing ‘Read Later’ feature: What is it, how does it work
Changes have been made to the chat screen and its setting options as well. It looks cleaner now, mostly because the borders between the options have been removed. This also makes it look cleaner and open in terms of space. While it looks whiter, the option to customize chat color is still available.
The most anticipated addition however is the dark mode. But while it has been confirmed, information around how one can activate it is still unknown. That said, we might not have to wait too long to try it. As the report mentions, the new update is being done from the server side and should be available to everyone in the next few days.
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Dark modes are becoming popular on more number of apps lately. Along with Facebook, Google and Apple have also been integrating it in their apps as well as operating system. Latest reports have also suggested Facebook to be developing a dark mode for WhatsApp.