WhatsApp has been engaged on a Darkish Mode for what appears to be an eternity, however whereas the characteristic itself nonetheless stays elusive for now, the Fb-owned firm has revealed a snippet of what’s to return by introducing a dark-themed preview widget on Android. The brand new widget is on the market in WhatsApp beta v2.19.309, which is presently accessible on the Google Play Retailer.
As might be seen from the screenshot beneath, it’s extra of a ‘evening blue’ colour slightly than the total AMOLED darkish mode that the majority customers would have ideally wished. In case you have already got the light-themed widget enabled, it ought to flip darkish by default after updating to the most recent model. Whereas it’s nonetheless higher than the blinding white-green mixture on the primary app, one would hope the ultimate model will ship with no less than a Darkish Gray choice.
In case you don’t understand it already, WhatsApp has lengthy been rumored to roll out a Darkish Mode to its in style messaging app, though there’s no ETA for the replace simply but. The corporate can also be stated to be engaged on a ‘disappearing messages’ characteristic, a la Snapchat. In accordance with current stories, the characteristic will mechanically delete all messages in a dialog after a hard and fast interval that may be manually set by the sender from the ‘Group Settings’ choice.
Whereas this explicit characteristic remains to be reportedly within the ‘alpha’ stage, the darkish mode has been in growth for a very long time now, and it’s about time the Fb-owned firm rolls it out for its customers who’ve been clamoring for it for years.