WhatsApp now has a dark mode

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Last year Facebook, google, twitter released the dark mode to reduce strain in the user’s eye and also proven that it reduces the battery consumption. After several months of testing on WhatsApp has released dark mode and it is available for iOS 13 and Android 10.

WhatsApp has focused on research and development on two main parameter Readability and information Hierarchy.

Readability: When choosing colours, we wanted to minimize eye fatigue and use colours that are closer to the system defaults on iPhone and Android, respectively. Information Hierarchy: We wanted to help users quickly focus their attention on each screen. We did this by using colour and other design elements to make sure the most important information stands out.” WhatsApp

How do we activate the dark mode in Android phones

Android 10 Users

  1. Go to setting
  2. Select display
  3. Click theme
  4. Choose Dark

It activates system level dark mode.

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Source : Android Authority

Android 9 and below

Follow : WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Theme > select ‘Dark’.

Dark mode gets  activated

How do we activate the dark mode in iOS 13

  1. Go to settings
  2. Click display and brightness
  3. Enable dark appearance
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Credit : Macrumors

Apple provides a cool feature to switch between Light and Dark modes based on the time of day; Users just need to turn on the switch next to Automatic to the green ON.

POINT TO NOTE: WhatsApp dark mode is not available for the lower versions below iOS 13

After the launch of dark mode, social media erupted with mixed reaction

Apple smartphone users with iOS 13 started to express their displeasure because the much-awaited dark mode is not available on their phones.

Social Media Reaction for whatsapp dark mode.

An android user with lower version android expressed angry about WhatsApp with a tweet saying “Do you know WhatsApp is sick do you know?  You won’t be able to use the dark mode effect until your phone android version is 10.0…..”

The smartphone users expressed on social media their frustration about the WhatsApp dark mode mostly because the dark mode is available on a higher version of the operating system. Let’s hope WhatsApp makes it available for all other versions shortly.

Nonetheless, Dark mode feature is on the new option that we see in multiple platforms like Facebook, Chrome, youtube and many more. I use dark mode on Chrome and youtube because it looks more excellent and reduces strain in the eye.

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