The much-anticipated Dark Mode update of WhatsApp is finally here! Well, at least for some users for now.
Recently, in the latest reports released by WABetaInfo report, a blog that tracks WhatsApp developments, the Facebook-owned social messaging app is working on rolling out the dark mode. However, the feature is ready for some users who are using the Android Beta version of the app. Additionally, the iOS dark theme is also nearly set for release.
However, there is no official announcement as to when the feature would be available as a stable version for both Android and iOS users.
Currently, it is gradually rolling out for iOS users in Test version but it is still under process and unstable. The blog, in its tweet revealed the issues that are cropping up on this iOS Test version 22.214.171.124:
The iOS dark theme is ready, except for:
No status updates cell.
WhatsApp Settings > Profile cells.
Phone number, About, Business details cells in Contact info.
Contacts list cells.
Storage Usage cells.
Cells in Backup section.
Wrong group description cell color.— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo)
December 19, 2019
Addressing the above issues, WABetaInfo also stated that, “WhatsApp can fix these in 15 minutes. The real problem is that we don’t know when they will do.”
Apart from this, there is an interesting update that was spotted by the blog. There is is possibility that the Dark Theme is somewhat visible. The blog explained,” When you share something in WhatsApp, for example a photo from your Camera Roll, you see the Dark Theme!”
Moreover, the site reported that the popular social messaging app is working on updates which would be compatible with iOS 13.