One of the world’s most popular messaging applications WhatsApp has finally released the feature of dark mode for its Android and iOS users.
The Facebook-owned company was working on the dark mode feature for a long time and though it was available to the beta users of the application, stable releases will finally get it.
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The company made the announcement to launch the dark mode though a blog post. “We are very excited to update WhatsApp with the most requested feature from our users everywhere – dark mode,” it wrote.
“Dark mode for WhatsApp offers a fresh look on a familiar experience. It’s designed to reduce eye strain in low light environments. And we hope it helps prevent those awkward moments where your phone lights up the room,” the company said in the post.
It was also informed by the company that during the research and experiment on the dark mode for the messaging application, the readability and information hierarchy were the two key areas that were focused on.
How to enable ‘dark mode’
The company, through the post, shared the method to activate the dark mode. Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can use dark mode by enabling it in system settings. Users on Android 9 and below can go into WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Theme > select ‘Dark’.