Dark Mode continues to descend upon all our computer screens. Dark modes are being rolled out across apps, operating systems and web browsers to make our digital experiences much easier on the eyes. Here’s how to enable the new WhatsApp Dark Mode on Android Devices.
WhatsApp is the latest major app to get in on a dark mode. However, you will need to download the beta version to get it working.
Firstly, in case you happen to be on the beta program for either the Android or iOS version of WhatsApp, then you are good to go. Recent updates to the beta version will simply enable the dark mode.
For the other user’s, you will first need to manually download the APK for the latest WhatsApp beta version.
After you have downloaded the APK then, open it either through the browser or through your file manager. After that, you may receive a notification saying that your browser or file manager is not allowed to install unknown apps. If this happens then, tap on Settings then switch on “Allow from this source”.
Once you have done that then simply install the APK to overwrite your current WhatsApp version. After that then open WhatsApp. Then tap on the menu icon -> Settings -> Chats then tap the new “Theme” option and select Dark.
That is all you have to do. Now, what do you think of the new WhatsApp Dark Mode? It really feels like a work-in-progress for us, with too many bright elements like photos and emojis still beaming bright colours in our faces.