Every popular social media application has been implementing the highly-anticipated dark mode for its users in order to make them more comfortable. After Twitter, Instagram, and many other platforms out there have included the mode into their systems, WhatsApp has now officially launched the long-requested dark mode for its users.
Dark Mode on WhatsApp
The most popular messaging application in the world, WhatsApp, has rolled out the dark mode functionality to its beta version of the app on Google Play Store just recently. The feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo, and it suggested that WhatsApp is now starting to implement the dark mode for its users all over the world.
WhatsApp Dark Mode utilizes a hue, which is a dark grayish color, rather than opting for the completely dark colors all the other apps chose. This fact may disappoint users who operate OLED Dark Mode-enabled apps, such as Amazon Kindle or GBoard. Even so, it is better to have a dark mode feature to use during night time than not having one at all.
The dark mode can be manually turned on or via the system theme settings if your device is operated by Android 10. When you enable the feature for the mobile device, WhatsApp will automatically display the mode as well. Users running Android 9 Pie or older versions of the operating system will have to enable it manually.
Some devices also enable the mode when the battery saver is on. The new color settings appear on the chats menu, settings pages, calls tab, contact list, as well as other menus in the app.
Automatic Message Deletion in WhatsApp
Another amazing feature that’s set to come soon in one of the following WhatsApp updates is the automatic message removal functionality. The application will soon allow users to delete messages in a chat by setting a time limit starting with 5 to 60 minutes, after which the messages will automatically be removed.