WhatsApp finally rolls out Dark Mode for Android

WhatsApp finally rolls out Dark Mode for Android

The story of Dark Mode for WhatsApp is a long one. We’ve been writing about Dark Mode coming to the app since all the way back in 2017. In the time since there have been multiple instances of the company testing and preparing to roll it out. Today is finally the day. WhatsApp for Android and iPhone is officially getting Dark Mode.

WhatsApp is an incredibly popular app, so the rollout of Dark Mode could not be taken lightly. This Dark Mode is slightly different from what we’ve seen on other apps. It’s not pure “AMOLED Black” or even dark gray. The background is very dark blue with white text and teal accents. The iPhone app, on the other hand, is nearly pure black with blue accents. This is because the design team took care to pick colors that “minimize eye fatigue” and are close to the system defaults on Android and iPhone.


Users can enable Dark Mode by going to Settings > Chats > Theme in the app and selecting “Dark.” It should be rolling out in the coming days to the latest version of WhatsApp.

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