How to enable WhatsApp dark mode on mobile and WhatsApp Web

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WhatsApp's dark mode has finally been released. Officially available for Android, iOS and WhatsApp Web, the also known as dark mode, leaves the messenger in shades of black, gray and dark green.

According to the company, the main objective is to make reading more comfortable in low-light environments. In addition to helping users focus more easily on what matters on the screen.

If you are eager to see your WhatsApp black, check out how easy it is in the step by step prepared by . For this, it is necessary that the messenger is updated to the latest version.



How to enable dark mode in WhatsApp on Android

1. Open WhatsApp and, in the tab Conversations, tap on the three dots icon normally located at the top of the screen on the right;

2. In the menu that opens, go to settings;

3. Now, tap Conversations;

4. Visit Subject;

5. Choose the option Dark and confirm in OKAY.

  • Android 10 users will also see the option Automatic (System). This means that by selecting it, WhatsApp will follow the theme established by the system. If the dark theme is enabled on your device, WhatsApp will automatically adhere to the default as well. The same already occurs with other apps, such as Instagram's dark mode, for example.

How to enable dark theme on Android

Have Android 10 but don't know how to configure dark mode on the system? Don't worry we teach.

Just open the app Setting and go on Fabric. Then just activate the switch next to the option dark theme. That simple!



How to Enable Dark Mode in WhatsApp on iPhone (iOS)

WhatsApp dark mode on iPhone is available for iOS13 users. In the case of Apple devices, the color of the messenger follows that of the appearance chosen by the user as the system default.

1. Go in Settings;

2. Then tap screen and brightness;

3. On the next screen, check the box for the option Dark to activate dark mode.

The system will instantly gain darker tones. Apps that offer the functionality will accompany you, as is the case with WhatsApp.

How to find out the iOS version

Did the above suggested procedure not work for you? So it is likely that your iPhone does not have iOS 13 installed. To find out which operating system version is on your device, just follow the steps below.

Settings → General → About. In Software version, you find out what information iOS has installed on your iPhone. When an update is available, the user is notified with an on-screen alert. General.

How to use dark mode on WhatsApp Web

Enabling dark mode in WhatsApp Web works independently. This means you can use light mode on smartphone and dark mode on PC and vice versa.

1. Open the WhatsApp app on your phone and tap on the three dots icon, usually located in the upper right corner of the screen;


2. In the menu that opens, go to Web WhatsApp;

3. On your computer, open your preferred browser and go to the WhatsApp Web site. Use the cell phone camera, through the WhatsApp application, to scan the code;


4. Wait a few seconds to access your messenger account. Then click on the three dots icon above the conversations column. In the menu that opens, go to settings;


5. Please click Subject;

6. Choose Dark and confirm in OK.

Benefits of dark mode

When officially launching the dark mode, WhatsApp explained that the look was created to reduce eyestrain in low-light environments. This is just one of the benefits attributed to the theme, which has been adopted by several programs.

Apps like Facebook Messenger, Google Chrome, YouTube and many others already offer the feature. Experts argue that, in addition to preserving eye health, dark mode prevents the user from being awake at night. The blue light emitted by the cell phone would have the same effect on the brain as a cup of coffee.

Google is one of the supporters of dark screens. At a developer conference held in 2022, he disclosed that light mode can consume six times more energy than dark mode. The result is valid when both modes are at maximum display brightness activated.

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