WhatsApp is finally rolling out a Dark Mode for iOS.
Facebook has been testing the new Dark Mode feature in a beta version of the popular messaging app for several months, and now the feature is rolling out to iPhone and iPad users around the world.
It appears as though the update is turned on by Facebook’s servers rather than requiring an update, so your best bet is to close your WhatsApp app and reopen it.
There’s no toggle on or off; it’ll activate if you have Apple’s system-wide Dark Mode enabled on iOS, which you can do so in settings.
Speaking of the update, WhatsApp said: “When choosing colors, we wanted to minimize eye fatigue and use colors that are closer to the system defaults on iPhone and Android respectively.”
“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.”
Apple introduced Dark Mode in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, allowing users to change the appearance of the operating system.
Several other apps, including Twitter, Reddit, and Messenger, support Dark Mode, and now other high-profile applications are beginning to follow suit. Facebook has also teased Dark Mode on its core app.
Only users with iOS 13 can take advantage of Dark Mode, and there’s no word yet on a Dark Mode option for the standalone WhatsApp for Mac app, or the WhatsApp for Web app, but it appears as though these products will follow suit in the weeks ahead.
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