The dark mode, a feature that was being awaited by millions of users across the world, is finally rolling out for WhatsApp Android beta testers. The Facebook-owned free messaging platform, which is on the of the most popular apps in the world, has submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.20.13, according to a report on WABetaInfo. The report also provides detailed steps on how to enable dark mode in WhatsApp Android.
How to enable dark mode in WhatsApp Android?
All users need to first note that the dark mode is currently available only for beta testers. Those who have signed up for Beta testing on Google Play need to first upgrade their WhatsApp version to the 2.20.13 Android beta update.
Users will then have to go to Settings, Tap on chats, and then select the Theme option to wherein they can enable the Dark mode. For users who have already updated to the most recent version and still cannot see the feature, WABetaInfo says backing up the chat history reinstalling WhatsApp could help as every time WhatsApp is reinstalled, the most updated configurations from the server are downloaded for the user.
WhatsApp is also capable of identifying the theme used by the user’s Android system and then automatically set it in the app. Users can also enable automatic battery-saving settings with this update. While Beta users around the world are still currently enabling and testing this feature, initial reactions seem to be positive.
However, some users are also reporting certain problems such as fingerprint sensor not appearing on the dark mode, payment screen being unreadable and so on. Although there is no official word on when the dark mode will be available for all users across the world, it is likely that it will be released after taking care of the bugs and other issues that are reported by Beta users.