WhatsApp dark mode starts rolling out for Beta users on iOS

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on Dec 26 2019
WhatsApp dark mode starts rolling out for Beta users on iOS

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WhatsApp dark mode for iOS Beta users has started rolling out.

WhatsApp iOS 2.20.10.23 update includes more features with dark mode.

The same features are expected to roll out in the Android update soon.

WhatsApp has finally started the much-awaited dark mode feature for some users. While there are many hacks to get dark mode on WhatsApp, the app may finally get the feature in the near future as it is now available for the Beta users on iOS. WhatsApp Beta for iOS has started receiving dark mode alongside a couple of other features. In the iOS 2.20.10.23 update, users are likely to see dark mode, low data mode and contacts integration feature.

The latest development comes from WABetaInfo report, a blog that tracks WhatsApp developments. The report mentions that WhatsApp is working on rolling out the dark mode. The same features are expected to roll out in the Android update soon. According to a screenshot shared in the report, the layout, as well as the shared location map, appear in shades of grey and black.

Next feature is low data mode. It will reportedly restrict auto-download of voice messages and media files on WhatsApp when the iPhone is working on cellular network. It will enable users to reduce the amount of network data usage when they aren't on WiFi. According to the report, users can head over to Settings > Cellular > Cellular data options > Low data mode to enable the new feature.

Furthermore, WhatsApp iOS 2.20.10.23 update includes an update to sharing options. The report suggests users will now be able to see some suggested WhatsApp contacts, groups along with Airdrop and Mail options in the share menu. 

To recall, WhatsApp recently added features like support for call waiting, a refreshed Chats screen, and the ability to send messages directly from the Braille keyboard when the device is set to VoiceOver mode. These features can be found in the latest version of WhatsApp for iOS, i.e., version 2.19.120. You can read more about it here.

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