WhatsApp is testing Dark Mode in latest beta for Android


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One of the world’s most popular messaging apps in the world, WhatsApp, is finally testing a feature that was long present in its competitors such as Telegram – a native Dark Mode. Whatsapp has been reportedly working on a Dark Mode since September 2018, and since then multiple releases showed how the app Dark Mode would look like in iOS. Now, with the advent of a Native Dark Mode in Android Q, the company is finally testing a Dark Mode on its Android App as well.

WhatsApp’s beta app for Android bearing version 2.19.82 includes a glimpse of how Dark Mode will look like in the green robot OS. Worth noting that this particular feature isn’t available for everyone, but thanks to the folks at WABetaInfo, some screenshots reveal how the messaging app will look when the Dark Mode toggle is enabled.

Unfortunately, we can’t see what the chat screens will look like since WhatsApp has only implemented the Dark Mode in Settings menu for now. We hope that this feature is included through the entire app until this beta release becomes stable and gets available as the final update of the app. Furthermore, to the disappointment of many OLED smartphone owners, the Dark Mode in Android isn’t pitch black as we have seen in iOS. So we won’t get the same true black that is OLED friendly and saves battery with the turned off pixels in OLED panels.

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