WhatsApp Rolls Out Dark Theme For Android Users

Dark Mode: WhatsApp Rolls Out Dark Theme For Android Users: What everyone especially Android users has been waiting for is finally here. WhatsApp just rolled out the dark theme feature to its Android users.

In this article, I will be guiding you on how to set up the dark mode on WhatsApp, tell you what the Dark mode is all about, how to be eligible for it.

NOTE: Dark Mode and Dark Theme are the same thing and feature. So wherever you see or hear it, just know that they are talking about the same thing. Some apps call it “Dark Theme, some call it “Dark Mode”.

What Dark Mode Means?

Dark mode or theme is when an operating system user interface (UI) introduces or switches from the default light mode to a darker one. Though in all cases the developers always give users the option to always switch from Dark Mode to Light mode. Whichever one feels comfortable for your eyes, you can always switch to it.

WhatsApp Dark Theme for Android

WhatsApp has just released the dark theme feature for its Android users in the recent update on the Google play store, all Android users who were eager to use the feature can now enjoy it.

WhatsApp Dark Theme Requirements

How to be eligible for the WhatsApp dark theme feature. To be eligible for this feature make sure you have the below requirements.

1. You need the latest version 2.20.16 of WhatsApp which you can get by updating your app on the Google play store

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2. As at when this article was published, WhatsApp is only rolling out the dark theme feature for its Android Beta program testers which hopefully would be rolled out to all users in a week time

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If your WhatsApp is already updated to the above version I mentioned and you still can’t find the feature, fear not, you will get the feature after a week or less.

How To Know if you are eligible for WhatsApp Dark theme

After updating to the latest version I mentioned do the following;

Step 1: Launch your WhatsApp
Step 2: Go-to WhatsApp settings
Step 3: Tap On Chats
Step 4: First option you would see on the Chats window is “Display”

Check dark theme feature

On the display options, here you would know that you are eligible for the Dark theme feature.

But if you don’t see the Display options after opening your chat window, then you are not eligible yet.

WhatsApp Display Option Includes:

1. Theme
2. Wallpaper

On the theme option, it has 3 different theme options which include:

1. System Default
2. Light
3. Dark

WhatsApp system Default Theme:

This is the default theme of your device. If you are using light or dark mode on your device, WhatsApp will automatically use the device theme.

WhatsApp Light Theme:

This is the default WhatsApp theme you and I know (dark Green and white)

WhatsApp Dark Theme:

This is the newly added theme by WhatsApp for dark theme lovers. Everything turns dark, the delivery checks, the chat background, etc

How To Set Up Dark Theme/Mode On WhatsApp

Step 1: Launch your WhatsApp

Step 2: Go-to WhatsApp settings

Step 3: Tap On “Chats”

Step 4: Tap on “Themes”

Step 5: Select “Dark”

Step 6: Tap on “Ok”

Whatsapp dark theme


The Dark theme is still under development stage and available mostly for beta testers of the app. WhatsApp would be rolling it officially for all users in a week’s time.

Watch how to sep up WhatsApp Dark Mode Below:

Welcome to the Dark Theme world.

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