How to turn on Dark mode in WhatsApp on Android

The dark mode is really an eye-soothing feature for smartphone users. Whatsapp is used by most of the smartphone users. Do you want dark mode for your whatsapp, then try this method to enable dark mode in WhatsApp in your Android device.

One of the much-awaited features has finally arrived in WhatsApp, i.e. the Dark Mode. People really seem to dig the dark mode as many app developers have incorporated this feature into their apps. Google Chrome, Gmail, Facebook messenger are some of the apps that have added the dark mode to their features.

WhatsApp is still trying out the dark mode but it is not out for public release. We can expect the update within a month or so. Until then there is another way to get a dark mode for WhatsApp, by using Android's native dark theme. But there is a small issue as this native dark theme support comes with only Android Q, and only a few devices have the Android Q update.

Enable WhatsApp dark mode

So if you have a smartphone running Android Q, then follow the steps given below to enable turn on ode in WhatsApp. If you do not have an Android Q device, then do not worry as WhatsApp is working hard to bring out this dark mode update to its global audience, so you can experience it really soon.

How to enable dark mode in Android Q

  • Go to your settings in your Android Q device and select display. Under the display, you can find the option to select a theme, in there select 'dark'.

  • Enable developer option and click on 'override force-dark', this will turn on dark mode in WhatsApp.

  • Now dark theme will be applied across all of your apps including WhatsApp. However, this won't make your chat screen black. To have a black background there as well, go to settings and select 'No wallpaper', this will make the chat background black, just how you wanted it.


So if you can't wait for the official update from WhatsApp for the dark mode update, then do this for getting dark mode in Android Q. If you want to get updated when the official update rolls out then try bookmarking this post because this page will be updated with the links to the update when it comes out.

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