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One of the most requested features in WhatsApp over the last couple of years has been dark mode. It is finally available on Android and IOS — you can now manually set dark mode for WhatsApp, or have the app match the system theme automatically. Here’s how you can get started with it on Android and IOS.
How to enable WhatsApp dark mode on Android
You can turn on dark mode by following these steps:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp from the app drawer or home screen.
Step 2: Tap the action overflow menu (three vertical dots in the top right corner).
Step 3: Hit Settings.
Step 4: Select Chats.
Step 5: Choose Themes.
Step 6: In the Choose Theme dialog box, select Dark.
Step 7: You should see the interface switch to a dark theme.
How to enable WhatsApp dark mode on iOS
You can turn on dark mode on IOS by following these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap Display & Brightness.
Step 3: In the Appearance section, tap the circle under Dark to enable it.
Step 4: If you want your device to switch between Light and Dark modes based on the time of day, tap the switch next to Automatic to the green ON position.
You can also control your iPhone’s appearance settings from the Control Center, like so:
Step 1: Launch Control Center, either by swiping upwards from the bottom of the Home screen if your iPhone has a Home button, or swiping diagonally from the top-right “ear” of the screen if you have a newer iPhone with Face ID.
Step 2: Press and hold the Brightness slider until it expands.
Step 3: Tap the Dark Mode button to turn it on.
That’s it! You should now have dark mode set up for the messaging service. Dark mode looks particularly good on WhatsApp because of the green accents that are present throughout the interface, and they bring a bit of visual flair to the app.
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