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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: WhatsApp Dark Mode Has Arrived

WhatsApp Dark Mode

Time to check your phones and switch up your WhatsApp’s look! WhatsApp Dark Mode has finally arrived on the popular social messaging platform, and things are looking pretty dark.

After months of beta testing, WhatsApp has finally rolled out its most requested feature. The Dark Mode feature will be available for both iOS and Android users starting today (4th March 2020).

During testing we found that combining pure black and white creates high contrast that can lead to eye fatigue,” “So instead, you’ll notice a special dark gray background and off-white colour that lowers the brightness of the screen, cuts down the glare, and improves contrast and readability.”WhatsApp Representative

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How it looks on iOS
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How it looks on Android

This is great because users can now read texts without straining their eyes or distracting others in low light situations. No more getting blinded just by checking your WhatsApp messages!

How To Activate WhatsApp Dark Mode?

Android 10 and iOS 13

  • Head on to system settings and enable dark mode.

Android 9

  • WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Theme and select “Dark”.

Also, to celebrate this new feature, WhatsApp made a short ad titled “Hello Darkness”, featuring a previously unreleased version of “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon. Check it out:

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