It was just last month that WhatsApp added the much-awaited dark mode in beta for Android devices, while iPhone users got it last week. The Facebook-owned company is now focusing on bringing the dark theme to the WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop.
Early signs of the feature was spotted by WhatsApp Desktop modder Mahesh B Wijerathna (@m4heshd) on v0.4.930 and now, WABetaInfo has managed to enable it, thus giving us an early glimpse on how the dark theme looks like on the web and desktop. The implementation looks very much like the design available on the mobile version of the popular messaging app.
That is, you get the combination of the same greenish accents and dark grey headers. The theme implementation is a work in progress, which explains why the background color for emojis isn’t transparent. Take a look at the design in the gallery below:
Currently, WhatsApp has not given an official availability timeline for the dark theme on WhatsApp Web and Desktop apps. Hence, you will not be seeing the dark theme on your desktop app right now.
Considering the fact that WhatsApp is yet to roll out the dark theme to stable versions of WhatsApp on Android and iOS, the popular messaging giant could decide to bring the dark theme to the stable builds on all its platforms simultaneously. TellForce Blog will be keeping an eye on the developments and will update you once the rollout begins.
Well, in the mean time, if you’re interested in using the dark theme on WhatsApp Desktop right now, this article can help you out. So, are you excited to enter the dark side on PC too? Share your thoughts with us via the comments.