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Dark mode arrives on WhatsApp: how to use the dark theme

Dark mode arrives on WhatsApp: how to use the dark theme

The guide to immediately use a function that protects the eyes and consumes less battery. Here's how to activate dark mode

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Finally the dark mode, aka the dark theme, land on Whatsapp, albeit from the back door, or the beta version and for now only on smartphones with Android operating system. But this really is the right time: after an all too long wait, the function that turns the tones towards gray-black is ready resting your eyes and lightening energy consumption. Here's how to use it right away.

It has been talked about for two years with some sporadic and ephemeral appearances on trial versions limited to a few users. On January 22, 2020 the turning point: WhatsApp officially opens to the dark theme passing – as usual – for the public beta version that will act as prelude to global diffusion for all users regardless of the model or operating system of their device. As recently happened on Instagram.

Unless you have an old Android now cut off from using WhatsApp with the new year everyone can try dark mode. The public beta version can be downloaded easily from one of the many (safe) portals dedicated to APKs, that is to download the installed files. Download and install the package (versione2.20.13) you are ready to go.

(Photo: Whatsapp)

You will have to tap on three dots at the top right, choose Settings / Settings, then Chat then Wallpaper / Wallpaper and select Dark / Dark. The change will be immediate. You will immediately notice that there will not be a real black as much shades of gray and dark green with the writing that goes from black to white. For the rest, nothing changes compared to the classic application.

What is dark mode for? Mainly for two reasons. The first is that the black background and the darker colors rest the eyes especially when the natural or ambient light is scarce, as at night.

The second is that with modern smartphones equipped with oled or amoled display, the black reproduced by turning off the individual pixels (which are self-illuminating) therefore the darker the colors the less energy will be consumed in favor of the battery autonomy. Recent tests have confirmed the goodness of this solution to optimize the life of your device.


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