Every now and then, application developers are used to updating their apps so that it can have new features and WhatsApp developers are no exception.
Recently, developers of WhatsApp added the Dark Mode feature to the app, and in this article are going to explore this feature to see whether we need it or not and if we do, we are also going to talk about how to activate it.
Pros of WhatsApp Dark Mode
- With WhatsApp Dark Mode you no longer have to worry about your phone lighting up your room when you are using it at night, because dark mode reduces your phone’s white light.
- The risk of you developing eye fatigue is reduced when you use the dark mode of WhatsApp, because this feature reduces your phone’s blue-ray radiation.
- When using WhatsApp in an environment that is not well lit, dark mode will make it more easier to read your massages and thus reduce eye strain.
How to Activate WhatsApp Dark Mode
If your smartphone is running on Android version 10 and above or if is iOS version 13 and above, then when you activate dark mode in your phone’s settings, WhatsApp dark mode also activate automatically, so you do not need do any special configuration on your WhatsApp.
But if you are using earlier version of smartphone operating system (that is Android version 9 and below) then follow the steps below to activate WhatsApp Dark Mode:
Tap of the more button and the top left of your WhatsApp chat screen
Next tap on Settings from the menu
Next tap on Chats from the Settings page
Next tap on Theme from the Chats page
Finally, from the Choose theme menu, select Dark then tap on OK.
WhatsApp Dark Mode on Earlier Version of iPhone
I do not yet use an iPhone but from my research I couldn’t find any tutorial about activating WhatsApp dark mode of iPhone running of iOS 12 or below.
So it is safe for me to say that WhatsApp have not yet added the dark mode feature on old iPhone.
WhatsApp Thought on Dark Mode
In a blog post announcing the launch of dark mode, WhatsApp said:
“When designing dark mode we spent time researching and experimenting with a focus on two particular areas:
Readability: When choosing colors, we wanted to minimize eye fatigue and use colors that are closer to the system defaults on iPhone and Android respectively.
Information Hierarchy: We wanted to help users easily focus their attention on each screen. We did this by using color and other design elements to make sure the most important information stands out.”
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