Finally, Dark Mode on WhatsApp

WhatsApp Dark Mode Is Here

Written by Mari-Anna Gibson

Mari-Anna Gibson is a passionate entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience in the Advertising industry. From online advertising, print media & tv, she understands what it takes. With her passion for Social Media Marketing, she helps business of all sizes leverage the power of Social Media.

March 6, 2020

We’re excited to say that WhatsApp has been updated with the most requested feature from users everywhere — dark mode.

Dark mode for WhatsApp offers a fresh look at a familiar experience. It’s designed to reduce eye strain in low light environments. They hope it helps prevent those awkward moments when your phone lights up the room.

When designing dark mode we focused on two 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.

Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can use dark mode by enabling it in system settings. Users on Android 9 and below can go into WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Theme and select Dark.

We hope everyone enjoys dark mode, which is rolling out in the coming days on the latest version of WhatsApp.

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