WhatsApp Dark Mode: Here's How You Can Enable The Feature On Your Phone
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WhatsApp Dark Mode: Here's How You Can Enable The Feature On Your Phone

Do you often get disturbed when your phone lights up in the middle of the night because some of your friends are night owls or live at the other end of the world? WhatsApp has unveiled its Dark Mode feature, which was made available on March 3.

WhatsApp has introduced a feature we all have been waiting for! Do you often get disturbed when your phone lights up in the middle of the night because some of your friends are night owls or live at the other end of the world? Yes, we have all been there. The messaging application has finally unveiled its ‘Dark Mode’ feature, which was made available on March 3. So, this is how it works: If you already have dark mode enabled at the system level on iOS 13 or Android 10, then WhatsApp will automatically switch over. However, Android 9 users can simply enable a new dark theme in the WhatsApp settings menu.

WhatsApp Dark Mode: Here's How You Can Enable The Feature On Your Phone WhatsApp Dark Mode

The dark theme will be mostly jet black on iOS devices and a dark grey on Android. WhatsApp dropped a launch earlier this month, which showed users straining their eyes to look into their phones. Titled Hello Darkness, it includes a previously unreleased version of The Sound of Silence by Paul Simon.

Speaking about the new development, a WhatsApp spokesperson said, “During testing we found that combining pure black and white creates high contrast that can lead to eye fatigue. So instead, you’ll notice a special dark gray background and off-white color that lowers the brightness of the screen, cuts down the glare, and improves contrast and readability.” The WhatsApp team revealed the eye-soothing option has been the most requested feature from users everywhere. We wonder why the dark mode has made its way to WhatsApp after so many years, considering YouTube announced the night feature for its iOS app two years ago. Twitter too added an even darker mode option to its dark mode more than a year ago. Well, from the elderly to children, there is no one who does not use WhatsApp in today’s world and so this is undoubtedly a step in the right direction!

Watch the launch video here: 

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By Manaal Khurram
Manaal Khurram is a Karachi-based writer who loves all things food and fashion, and is a Shah Rukh Khan fangirl!

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