Finally, after the dark mode being introduced in YouTube and Chrome for Android, it seems now is the turn for WhatsApp.
Check out: How to Enable Dark Mode on YouTube
Reports are coming in that WhatsApp will soon roll out a dark mode.
NOTE: The Dark Mode is not available yet and it will be available in future.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 26, 2019
While there is no date as to when the dark mode will be rolled out in WhatsApp, let’s talk about a workaround that will allow you to enable dark mode in WhatsApp.
If you are Xioami smartphone user, with MIUI on it, you can install a black theme from the Mi Theme Store, the one I am using right now is called Simple Black theme and it not only turns WhatsApp dark but your home screen as well and another area of your smartphone.
Here are a few screenshots
There may be many other Black themes available for Xiaomi smartphones, but it is the one that I am currently using and it doesn’t suck.
If you are not a Xiaomi smartphone user or for some reason you do not want to use a black theme, then the other way would be to install Whatsapp Plus or WhatsApp GB which already supports Themes and you can use a black theme to use a dark mode in WhatsApp.
We have talked about WhatsApp GB or WhatsApp Plus, although, keep in mind that WhatsApp GB and WhatsApp plus are not official apps distributed by WhatsApp.
Alternatively, you can also use a dark wallpaper in WhatsApp chats since WhatsApp allows you to upload custom wallpapers.
There are many apps in the Play Store with black wallpapers, you can simply do a Google Image search.
Check out: Enable Dark Mode in Chrome for Android
What are the uses of Dark Mode
It is particularly useful if you use your smartphone at night so that the light of your smartphone does not reflect and affect your eyes.
Other than that, if you own a smartphone that has an OLED screen or AMOLED screen, using a black theme would also mean that you will be conserving battery since all the LED lights for all the black areas will be turned off, which is not the case with an LCD screen.
Moreover, AMOLED or OLED screens are usually seen in flagship smartphones.
Even if your smartphone is not an OLED screen, you can still find the Dark Mode useful, since it will give a minimalistic approach and will not cause strain into your eyes.
I hope these workarounds to turn on the Dark Mode on WhatsApp will be useful for you, it is not perfect but will get the job done, and we are hoping that WhatsApp will integrate the Dark Mode on WhatsApp in a better way.
Check out how to enable Dark mode on any website