WhatsApp Dark Mode: Concept image gives first look at the most awaited feature

    If you’ve been waiting for dark mode on WhatsApp, here’s a concept image to show how it could look.
    By: HT CORRESPONDENT
    | Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 12:59 IST
    WhatsApp’s dark mode is the most awaited feature on the app.
    WhatsApp’s dark mode is the most awaited feature on the app. (Shutterstock)
    WhatsApp’s dark mode is the most awaited feature on the app.
    WhatsApp’s dark mode is the most awaited feature on the app. (Shutterstock)

    Dark mode on WhatsApp is arguably the most anticipated feature on the messaging app. This feature is reported in the works although WhatsApp hasn't confirmed it as yet. A new concept image now shows how WhatsApp's dark mode could eventually look like.

    Shared by WABetaInfo, the concept image shows WhatsApp's chat list with the dark mode on. As the name suggests, this feature turns the light-themed background of the app dark. On WhatsApp, the background is black with text in white colour. The icons on WhatsApp like camera and pin are white in colour with a dark grey background.

    WhatsApp dark mode could also look like the messaging app's UI on Windows Phone. On Windows Mobile OS, WhatsApp has a dark background unlike Android and iOS. This concept is similar to the one shared last September which shows even the chat box in dark mode. In this concept for dark mode, the icons on WhatsApp have the standard green accents.

     

    Dark mode on WhatsApp would serve another purpose than just a different look. Google said that dark mode consumes about 43% lesser power at full brightness than the default white theme. Popular apps like Twitter, YouTube and Google Maps offer dark mode. Facebook will also roll out dark mode on its messaging app, Messenger.

    If you're one of those who cannot wait for dark mode on WhatsApp, you can try a workaround. Changing the chat wallpaper to the darkest colour, and the keyboard theme as well can replicate the dark theme. Keyboard apps like Gboard and Swiftkey have many themes with different dark coloured designs.

     

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    First Published Date: 22 Jan, 13:28 IST
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