How to Enable WhatsApp Dark Mode in Android and iOS Devices

Finally, WhatsApp introduced us to the Dark mode option for Android and iOS both devices. Earlier the dark mode option was only available on beta WhatsApp but now you can officially get it with the latest stable WhatsApp version (Version 2.20.13 or after). It is always recommended to use Dark Mode because it has more benefits over light themes such as it prevents your eyes from being harmed by blue lights (especially at night), saves your smartphone battery, also it looks cool, etc.

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The dark mode turns everything into the dark theme including the chat layout. Today we’ll find out how to enable WhatsApp dark mode on Android and iOS both devices. Without wasting our time let’s get into it.

Enable Dark Mode on Android Devices

Well, this is very easy to do. Here’s how

  1. Open WhatsApp (duh!)  
  2. Click on vertical three dots from the top right corner
  3. Open Settings
  4. Tap on Chats
  5. Again tap on Themes
  6. Choose Dark option from the menu.

That’s it. You’ve successfully enabled the dark mode in WhatsApp on your Android device. If you want to switch back to the light theme, Again Goto WhatsApp settings > chats > themes > choose light.

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Enable Dark Mode on iOS Devices

In iPhones settings are changed but nothing much. Here’s how to do it in iOS

  1. Open iPhone settings
  2. Tap on Display & brightness  
  3. Enable Dark mode option

That’s it. It’ll enable system-wide dark mode including your WhatsApp UI as well.

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WhatsApp Dark Mode: Supported Devices

If your Android is running on Gingerbread Version( Android 2.3) or above it should work fine with you. For iOS, it requires at least the iOS9 version to enable System-wide dark mode.

Note: If your smartphone is running on a greater version and still you don’t option to enable dark mode, you should update your WhatsApp right now.

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Bottom Line

If you still having an issue to enable dark mode, try to uninstall & reinstall WhatsApp on your smartphone. If you’ve already enabled dark mode well done!. Have a dark mode.

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