How To Enable WhatsApp Dark Mode on Android, IOS and Desktop


How To Get WhatsApp Dark Mode for Android
WhatsApp dark mode is rolling out right now for Android users, so you might find that you already have access. If so, activating the option is simple.
  1. Open the app menu
  2. Tap 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'Chats'
  4. Tap 'Theme'
  5. Select 'Dark' 
If you haven't yet received the update, you can still try WhatsApp dark mode if you're part of the Android beta program. At the time of writing the program is currently full, but new spaces may become available soon (particularly if people start to leave now that the dark mode release is official).
  1. Sign up for the beta program through the Google Play Store
  2. Wait for your account to be processed (this may take a few hours)
  3. Update your app
  4. If you can't see an update option, download and install the APK
  5. Restart WhatsApp
  6. Follow the instructions above to activate dark mode

How to get WhatsApp dark mode for iPhone

Once you receive the latest update, activating WhatsApp dark mode is just as simple as it is on Android:
  1. Open the app menu
  2. Tap 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'Chats'
  4. Tap 'Theme'
  5. Select 'Dark' 
Don't see the option yet? The iOS beta is full at the time of writing, but it's worth checking back frequently to see if new places have opened up, then following the instructions below to get an early peek.
  1. Check to see if the beta is open and join if possible
  2. Install TestFlight on your device
  3. Click the link in the invitation email from WhatsApp
  4. Update and launch WhatsApp
  5. Follow the instructions above to activate dark mode

How to get WhatsApp dark mode on desktop

WhatsApp is also getting a dark mode update for the desktop, as developer Mahesh B Wijerathna discovered while trawling through the CSS (cascading style sheet) for the website.
I've been developing the Dark mode for @WhatsApp desktop for sometime now and i just saw these updates on v0.4.930 which has their signature dark color. They might release the dark mode soon. Here's how it looks at the moment. Pinging @WABetaInfo
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The desktop dark mode doesn't seem to be quite finished yet (emoji are on white rather that transparent backgrounds) but the palette matches that of the Android and iOS apps.

It's not available for testing yet, and wasn't released at the same time as the iPhone and Android dark modes, but you can recreate a similar effect using a free plugin called Stylus for Firefox and Chrome, which lets you create custom style sheets for individual sites.

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