WhatsApp introduces “Dark Mode” an eye-soothing feature to reduce eye strain in a low light environment.
WhatsApp has introduced dark mode, an eye-soothing feature recently to its already existing messaging app after some tech giants attempted to invent a ‘dimmer pixel switch’ some years ago.
This comes after several requests by users worldwide to minimize the risk of eye health problems when using their phone screens.
This feature has been designed in a way to reduce eye strain in the dark and would come out gradually to its 2 billion users in the global space.
Currently, the setting can only be enabled on the most recent versions of the Android and iOS.
However, that was not WhatsApp’s sole aim for launching the dark mode. It was also to ensure readability and maintain information hierarchy.
As a matter of fact, some Dark Mode or Night Mode, in theory, use less battery since your phone’s screen can turn off more pixels in order to show the darker colors but Many users have said they prefer dark modes in apps and operating systems from an appearance point of view.
This is because it puts less strain on the user’s eyes, especially when using your phone in low lit areas.
Android 10 OS or iOS 13 updated phones already have the system-wide dark theme activated, WhatsApp will automatically switch to the dark theme.
If you are Android 9 OS user, simply go to the WhatsApp settings menu and enable the dark theme manually.
Follow these steps to enable:
- Go to Settings option
- Tap on Chats
- In Chats, tap on Display
- After tapping on Display, you will be able to see Theme
- Choose Dark Theme to enable it
WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by Jan Koum and Brian Acton .WhatsApp joined Facebook in 2014 but continues to operate as a separate app with a laser focus on building a messaging service that works fast and reliably anywhere in the world.