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WhatsApp’s latest Android beta update skips ‘Dark Mode’ feature

WhatsApp is still not ready with ‘Dark Mode’. Here’s what the latest Android beta version for WhatsApp has to offer.

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: May 12 2019, 14:59 IST
Dark Mode still not official on WhatsApp
Dark Mode still not official on WhatsApp (REUTERS)
Dark Mode still not official on WhatsApp
Dark Mode still not official on WhatsApp (REUTERS)

You may have to wait longer for 'Dark Mode' on WhatsApp.

The latest beta build for WhatsApp's Android version has again skipped the long-awaited feature after sporadic implementation of Dark Mode in previous builds.

According to WABetainfo, WhatsApp's latest Android beta version 2.19.133 does not feature the official 'Dark Mode'. Instead it focuses on fixing bugs. According to the Play Store change long, the update makes it easier to start group voice and video calls.

"Just tap the call button in groups or select "New group call" when starting a new call in the calls tab. Group calls support up to 4 participants," it reads.

As far as 'Dark mode' goes, it is one of the most awaited features on WhatsApp. As the name implies, the mode changes the background colour to black or dark grey in case of WhatsApp. The icons are highlighted in the familiar green colour.

WhatsApp was said to have begun implementing 'Dark Mode' with its beta versions released earlier this year. The mode, however, was only seen in certain sections of the WhatsApp app such as Settings, Status and Calls.

"Probably you have noticed that some colors (status bar, notification buttons and reply bar) are changed in the latest WhatsApp beta updates for Android. Yes, they are "dark", but I suppose they are wrongly visible now, because they should appear when the dark mode is enabled," said the WhatsApp tracker in a tweet.

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First Published Date: 12 May, 14:58 IST
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