It has long been rumored that WhatsApp has a dark mode. Parts of the function also reached previous versions of the beta version of WhatsApp on Android. However, the stable version did not get the function despite much anticipation. Now, the latest beta version of WhatsApp on Android has revived expectations for Dark Mode.
According to WABetainfo, the new beta version 2.19.282 of WhatsApp comes with a new section called Theme Settings. The new section is buried in settings. Here, the application allows users to change the WhatsApp theme to different modes. The lightweight theme is a simple white theme that is available forever on WhatsApp. A “default system” automatically recognizes the Android theme that the user has set and changes accordingly. The “dark theme” is the one that affects the colors.(Whatsapp’s dark mode)
The website says that when you turn on the “dark theme”, the application changes to “blue night” colors. However, the function still appears to be in development as Dark Mode does not completely replace all WhatsApp elements. According to the screenshot shared by the website, the text still does not appear optimized for the new Dark Mode.
Another cool feature seen in the new beta version is the self-destruct function. The latest update suggests that users can choose between 5 seconds, 1 hour, 1 day, 7 days, and even 30 days for these self-destructive messages.(Whatsapp’s dark mode)
That said, the new beta update of WhatsApp shows that the instant messaging company has not dropped the Dark Mode function. It is worth noting that Google’s Android 10 (Android Q) and Apple’s iOS 13 bring dark mode to the entire system. WhatsApp is likely to be one of the largest third-party applications to adopt new operating system optimization. For those who still do not have Android 10, a native dark theme will matter a lot.