It seems the order of the day now in the app world is Dark theme support as it has become the latest trend. App developers have started embracing it with open arms, including the almighty Google, and now it looks like WhatsApp is about to finally join the bandwagon with its own dark mode. Yes, you heard me right.

WhatsApp is said to be working on a dark mode for its popular messaging app. Renowned and credible leakster, WABetaInfo, revealed this development today and it seems the Facebook-owned company is finally taking cues from its parent, Facebook, which announced a crisp and OLED-friendly dark mode for Facebook Messenger earlier this year.

As revealed in the tweets below, WABetaInfo, ‘many important secret references’ (yeah, it’s a Dan Brown novel. It seems) towards the dark theme have now been spotted in recent WhatsApp updates.

If you want to see how the dark theme may look like in Whatsapp, below is an OLED-friendly concept developed by WABetaInfo:


If we’re on the topic of dark themes, there’s no way we can give Google apps a pass. The Mountain View giant has already started painting most of its app all-white while providing users the option to switch to a darker theme. We have seen this trend with YouTube, as well as Android Messages, and Gmail is expected to be the next in line.

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The dark theme could eventually be coming to satisfy the user’s need for a better battery life or simply a darker theme to reduce eye strain at night. There is not a defined timeline for the rollout of the dark mode on WhatsApp just yet, but expect it to roll out very soon.


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