Facebook is moving to the dark side – not because of its recent privacy mishaps.Well, I mean it’s working to implement a ‘dark mode’ in all of its services. Instagram is testing a dark mode in beta and we already know that both Facebook and WhatsApp are working on dark themes of their own.
Thanks to the ever-reliable WABetaInfo, we’ve got our first look at the newest dark mode for WhatsApp. It’s a moment to rejoice, but some of you may not be satisfied with this dark theme.
As you can see in the screenshots above, WhatsApp isn’t assuming a true AMOLED dark theme as we have seen with Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Instead, it uses a “blue night” theme similar to Twitter. In its blog post, WABetaInfo details that WhatsApp will add a new “Theme” section in the Settings, where you
will find 3 options – light, dark or system default.
You can see how everything in the chat window is going to look when the dark mode is enabled in the image attached below. Every element of the messaging app will assume night colors, including the header, textbox, attachment options, and more. This feature doesn’t seem to be in the early stages as the text is aligned and colors are accurate, so maybe it arrives sooner than expected.
If you’re looking to enable this feature, well, dark mode for WhatsApp is currently under development with no exact date for its expected rollout. The messaging giant has been working on this feature for some time now, so stay tuned for more information. We will surely let you know when it goes live.