Popular messaging app WhatsApp will soon get the dark mode on iPhone. The Facebook-owned app has rolled out the dark mode for its iOS beta version. The latest beta version has been released with version 188.8.131.52. Users with the beta version are required to update the app to use the dark mode on iPhones. They can update the app by accessing the TestFlight beta platform. Notably, the dark mode is available to users who have enrolled for the WhatsApp iOS beta program. The program has already reached its maximum subscription capacity. This means iPhone users who didn’t enroll in the program will not be able to get the dark mode.
As the name suggests, the dark mode feature turns the WhatsApp interface dark. The chat bubbles are updated to olive green with letters in white color. The information bubble generated by the system is lettered in gold. The dark mode for WhatsApp has been one of the most talked features in recent times. The messaging app has already launched the feature to the Android app beta. The new dark theme has support for Apple’s iOS 13 APIs. This means the dark mode will not be available for users running iOS versions before iOS 13. In other words, people with iPhone 6s or later will be able to use the dark mode feature.
The latest WhatsApp dark mode version is reported to be better than the previous version on which the company was working. Just like Instagram, the new version syncs with the system-wide setting. This allows users to turn on and off when set to automatic. There is no word from WhatsApp when the dark mode will be rolled out globally. But reports suggest the feature will be released on the stable version soon. As the beta version shows, the stable version will be mostly dark gray along with sheds of green color. The status messages will appear in yellow. The dark mode is very eye-friendly and boosts the smartphone’s battery life as well.