Dark Mode for WhatsApp has been in the news for long and now a new beta update with the build number 2.19.353 has revealed some hidden features which will offer three options for activating the dark mode. The light theme would offer a white background. Dark theme, as the name suggests, would enable dark mode on WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates. Also Read - WhatsApp update in beta comes with an updated Dark Mode toggle and more
The third option, which is ‘Set by Battery Saver’, dark mode would be activated only when the smartphone’s battery level drops below a certain point. This third option is said to be available only for smartphones running on Android 9.0 or older. Also Read - WhatsApp could soon get Snapchat-style disappearing messages, suggest beta release
WhatsApp dark theme comes with a dark grey background and the text highlighted in white color. Light theme is essentially a lighter version of the dark theme. Meanwhile, users will be able to choose between light and dark theme according to their preference. Also Read - WhatsApp security issue: How to check if you are safe on WhatsApp
The developers at WhatsApp are continuously working on a number of new features for the multimedia messaging platform. As per past reports, the company has been working on the dark mode for quite some time. It is also likely that the actual rollout of this feature is still weeks, if not months away.
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WhatsApp has not shared any official timeline on rolling out the dark mode update. The company is continuously working on developing the feature in a comprehensive manner. The delay is likely due to the massive WhatsApp user base. Developers want to double and triple-check new updates and features before rolling them out for stable.
Written with inputs from IANS