How To Enable WhatsApp Dark Mode On Android Device

Dark mode seems to be the new cool and can be seen on all the Google apps. Though it has appeared for many apps, there is one app for which users are curiously waiting, that is WhatsApp dark mode.

If you are wondering how can the Facebook-owned app stay behind. It will certainly not and will soon roll out WhatsApp dark mode for Android and iOS (something about which we will cover later in the blog)

Till the feature is not released, we can help you enable the WhatsApp dark mode feature. Before going on any further, here is what you need to know – to enable dark mode for WhatsApp for Android, you must have Android Q, the latest version of Android.

Steps To Enable WhatsApp Dark Mode On Android Device

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Step No 1:

Go to the Settings of your phone

Step No 2:

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Once you have opened the settings, you will have to open the Developers options for which the path is mentioned below –

Settings > About Phone > Locate the Build Number, and tap on it seven times.

You will now receive a message saying that  You are now a developer

Also Read: Access Same WhatsApp Account On Multiple Devices

Step No 3:

Now go to the Developers options and search for Override force-dark and push the toggle switch to the right. This way you will enable the WhatsApp dark mode and will be able to see the black theme on WhatsApp.

When you use the override force-dark option and activate WhatsApp dark mode on Android, all your apps, including WhatsApp get a black theme. WhatsApp is soon going to have a dedicated dark mode feature, which will reduce screen glare by changing the light-coloured message bubbles and background with darker colours.

Facebook’s messaging platform has for long been contemplating the WhatsApp dark mode and here’s the good news! WhatsApp is soon going to launch the dark mode for WhatsApp. Though, as has been reported WhatsApp dark mode is ready but only for some Users. It has however not mentioned the release date or has put forth any comments.

WABetaInfo a website that closely tracks the developments of WhatsApp’s beta version revealed that WhatsApp’s dark mode is all good to go for the Android version. It has also been reported that some users have already been able to get their hands on this feature. Here’s how you can become a WhatsApp Beta tester for Android.

iOS users though are yet to get this update.

So, What’s Next For iOS, iPhone, iPad Users

Once the WhatsApp black theme will be released, it will be compatible with iOS 13. Though it still requires a few tweaks before gets rolled out for the iOS platform which includes iPhones and iPads. As of now, it is very much under process and is still unstable.  WABeta also reported that WhatsApp could resolve this issue in 15 minutes, but they don’t know when this will be resolved.

In The End

As an Android or iOS device user, chances of not having WhatsApp are next to negligible, and we are sure you curiously look for new updates in WhatsApp. What is that one feature that you desire and cannot see on WhatsApp? Do let us know in the comments section below and for more tech-related content, keep reading Systweak Blogs.

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