One among the most anticipated features of WhatsApp is surely the Dark mode. One of the main reasons behind this is that Dark mode is known to enhance the battery life of Android smartphones. Another reason is that the mode has been gaining popularity since a number of apps like Twitter, YouTube and Pocket opted for it.
While it is known for quite some time that WhatsApp Dark mode has been in development, a report has surfaced online which gives us the first glimpse of the much-talked-about mode that will soon be rolling out on both Android and iOS.
With the Dark Mode, the white background of the app turns into Black and a lot of users find it to be more comforting to the eyes. And as we mentioned earlier, the mode also helps in increasing the battery life of smartphones. We should point out that Google has admitted that Dark Mode draws around 43% less battery even when the device’s brightness is set to maximum. A number of popular apps like Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps and Pocket have already got the Dark mode and it is said to be one among the most-highlighted features of Android Pie too.
Speaking of the Dark Mode on WhatsApp, WABetainfo, the Twitter account that reports about WhatsApp’s updates in beta mode, has shared a screenshot of the concept image of the Dark Mode on WhatsApp. While it is just a concept image, it is our first look at what the Dark Mode in WhatsApp would look like.
A follower sent me this **concept** of WhatsApp for Android with a Dark Mode (OLED compatible).
Do you like it? pic.twitter.com/DxGZtdNqZy
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 20, 2019
In unrelated news, WhatsApp today announced that it has rolled out the limit to sending forward messages to five chats globally. This has been done to curtail fake news, which in many parts of the world has contributed to both online and offline violence.
It is worth noticing that this feature was first launched in India in July 2018 and the company has said that it has decided to roll it out across the world only after testing it for six months and taking into account user’s feedback. The update has already started rolling out today.