WhatsApp web dark mode is now officially rolled out and here is how you can configure it on your computer. Over the last few years, owing to concerns over Blue Light emissions and also, general aesthetics, almost every app has moved towards dark mode. Be it social apps such as Facebook and Instagram or utilities like Play Store and Gmail, almost every app now has a dark mode. WhatsApp, specifically, also got a dark mode earlier this year but that was only limited to its mobile apps. Now, users can enable WhatsApp web dark mode as well.
WhatsApp web is a mirroring service that replicates your phone’s WhatsApp client on your computer. This way, you can use WhatsApp from your computer while your phone’s display is powered off — it only needs to be connected to internet for the service to work. This not only adds an extra layer of convenience but increases WhatsApp’s overall usability. Improving the UI, WhatsApp web dark mode is now available to all and with the ahead mentioned steps you can configure it on your computer.
WhatsApp Web Dark Theme
WhatsApp web can be understood as a mirror image of the actual mobile app but for computers. It has all the same UI and functionality — except calls. And with the latest update, it now has an improved experience through the dark theme option. With it enabled, all whites are inverted to a darker shade of gray and text is rendered in white color as opposed to a white background and black text.
The feature was quietly rolled over the last few days to all users. Since there was no in-app notification about the change, there are many users who are still running light theme even though they want to switch to the dark layout. Hopefully, through this guide, all our readers will be able to switch over to the better WhatsApp web dark mode.
How to Enable WhatsApp Web Dark Mode
The procedure on enabling WhatsApp web dark mode is pretty easy, quick and requires no installation. You only need to implement the correct steps which we have detailed ahead.
Step 1 – Visit web.whatsapp.com on your computer.
Step 2 – Make sure you are logged in, your phone is connected to the internet and you have your chats visible.
Step 3 – Tap on the three dots icon that is placed above the chat threads, parallel to your profile photo.
Step 4 – From the resulting drop down click on Settings.
Step 5 – Now, click on Theme and then select Dark.
That’s it! Your WhatsApp web should now have the dark UI. If, for any reason, you don’t like the new colors, you can switch back to the light theme by following the same steps and choosing Light as your theme.