The Dark Mode is one of the most awaited features of popular messaging app WhatsApp. The company has not released any official statement regarding the availability of the feature. But it has been testing the beta versions of the dark theme on Android and iOS platforms for months. The Facebook-owned app is now believed to be working on the dark mode feature for its desktop version. The company said its development team is working to implement the dark theme correctly and ensure the bug-free experience for the users. It said the team still needs to tweak a bit the user interface. But the company has got some great results in the initial phase.
Reports suggest the background color for emojis is not transparent for the desktop version. It still appears in white color. The dark mode feature is in the early stages of development. It is unlikely that it will be made available anytime soon. The dark mode feature was initially discussed way back in 2018. It is likely that the stable Android and iOS versions will be released later this year. WhatsApp Web users will have to wait a bit longer for the theme. The theme for WhatsApp Web will probably be rolled out after the feature becomes available on Android and iOS platforms.
The Facebook-owned app recently released an update for the dark mode theme for its Android beta version. The theme was made available to beta users on iOS last month. It recently released an update for iPhone users. The dark mode does not change the whole outlook of the app. As the name suggests, it turns the background to a dark color. More and more apps are slowly rolling out dark mode as it comes with numerous benefits. It increases smartphones’ battery life and makes the interface eye-friendly. Facebook-owned Instagram has a full-fledged black mode. The social media giant has already started adding the dark theme to Facebook Lite on Android.