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Whatsapp has launched the much-awaited dark mode theme

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Your most anticipated wait is finally over. Whatsapp has ultimately launched the dark mode theme for your favorite social media app for iOS and Android. Reportedly, the firm had been working for more than two years for this upgrade. Users initially had the beta version a few months ago; now the final version has been rolling out.

Salient features of the new theme

The dark theme is appealing to some users. Moreover, the darker shades are intended to give out less amount of glare in a dark environment like during the night. The light shades are known to emit more blue rays that can disrupt the user’s sleep patterns. Besides, even for day time users, looking at lighter shades for a more extended period may result in foggy-headedness.

The other essential feature of the darker shade is that with devices using AMOLED displays, the darker shades can help them reduce power consumption.

100% due diligence before roll out

Wonder why it took this long for the software and social media giant to finalize this? Well, Whatsapp did not want to make a spontaneous transition in their app. During their update process, they worked more keenly on two aspects; namely, Legibility and Information hierarchy.

Legibility  The spokesperson stated that they did not want the upgrade to involve colour choice causing fatigue or strain to the users? eyes. They wanted to use colours that resemble the default colours of iPhone and Android.

Information Hierarchy The designers wanted their users to focus their attention easily on each screen. They did this by choosing colours and other design elements to ascertain that the information stands out according to their importance.

Dark mode ? the new frontier in app UI?

Whatsapp has revolutionized digital communication because it offers chatting, video calls and audio calls too. Moreover, it gives an aesthetical feel to the users with customizable wallpapers, emojis, and so on. They have taken a farther leap with the introduction of the dark mode theme. They saw the preference in the pattern of choice pervading in much other software and digital fields.

After all, it depends on the users to decide how useful, outstanding and appealing the latest update is. Some users might have liked Whatsapp the OLED dark themes for Apple iPhone 11 Pro, and Google Pixel 4 XL; nevertheless, it looks regardless. In case your smartphone is on Android 10 or iOS 13, then the Whatsapp dark theme is controlled through the settings that control the device?s colour and light themes.

Whereas, if your device is on Android 9 or Apple iOS 12, or lower than you can change the settings through Whatsapp settings>Chats>Theme>Dark.

There is also a Whatsapp dark mode for desktop users. It is in the process yet. It has not been finalized; however, the surfacing images show that the palette of the desktop, i.e. Microsoft Windows version matches the Google Android and Apple iOS apps.

Ending Note

This was the information about the latest release of Whatsapp; i.e. the dark mode theme. It can help users reduce their eyes? strains, and it looks cool.

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