How to Activate WhatsApp Dark Mode Feature

The long-awaited WhatsApp Dark Mode feature is here and I’m glad all WhatsApp users are loving it already. WhatsApp dark mode took a very long time to arrive, the user gave up on it but now, it is finally rolling out.


The latest update of WhatsApp for beta testers has been rolled out and it contains the most anticipated feature, Dark Theme. It has been in works for ages, though we don’t know what made it took long and now it is available for users.

How to Activate WhatsApp Dark Mode Feature

First of all, update your WhatsApp messenger to the latest version 2.20.13. If you have installed the update, the Dark Theme might be available for you: check out WhatsApp Settings > Chats!

You should see a section call Theme as seen in the photo above

Here is what it means by Theme:

  1. Light theme: it’s the usual white theme that you have always used in these years.
  2. Dark theme: it’s the one that you wished to have in WhatsApp!
  3. System default: WhatsApp identifies the theme used by your Android system (if light or dark), and sets it in WhatsApp automatically. It’s useful if you use the latest Android version (Android Q) that supports the Dark theme system-wide.
  4. Set by Battery Saver: available on Android 9 and lower versions, allows to automatically switch to light/dark theme, according to your Battery Saver settings.
Select Dark Theme, and it will automatically change your theme to dark colors background and your chats will also maintain the dark theme colors.

The update is designed to reduce screen glare by replacing the light-colored background and message bubbles with darker colors.

Dark mode makes it easier to view messages in low light conditions, while also preventing the app from draining as much battery.

How to Activate WhatsApp Dark Mode Feature How to Activate WhatsApp Dark Mode Feature Reviewed by Rapheal Chukwumah on January 22, 2020 Rating: 5

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