Here’s How to Enable Dark Mode in WhatsApp Android/iPhone (2020)

Dark mode in WhatsApp 

WhatsApp finally released the dark mode for WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business, at March 3 2020. WhatsApp dark mode is available for Android as well as iOS on iPhone/iPad. Along dark mode, you can still choose light mode if you want to keep the original theme in WhatsApp. But WhatsApp dark mode is cool, and good for your eyes at night.

In this article, we’re going to cover how to enable dark mode in WhatsApp.

WhatsApp Dark Mode is Perfect and Look Totally Great

how to enable whatsapp dark mode

WhatsApp, the chat app that is used by over a billions of people across the globe, has perfect dark mode that look amazing to the eyes. The dark mode filled all the white background you used to see, without making everything look flashy and uncomfortable, unlike some other apps that has automatic dark theme which make some part of its element way darker/lighter than it should.

Dark mode in WhatsApp looks similar to Telegram’s. But in WhatsApp, dark mode looks so polished and customized on its own. They even made the green background of every message you sent darker, and different than when you use light theme, which looks great for the eye.

Dark mode in WhatsApp 

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Amazingly, the default wallpaper of WhatsApp is also turned dark. If you see more small detail on dark mode for WhatsApp, the first yellow message about WhatsApp encryption feature, its background turned dark instead of keeping the yellow background.

whatsapp dark mode ios

There are probably more small details you can find on dark mode for WhatsApp when you try it yourself. Here’s how to enable dark mode in WhatsApp.

How to Enable Dark Mode in WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business

To enable dark mode in WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business, just open the app.

Go to CHATS tab, and then tap that three dots button at the corner. Tap Settings.

apply dark mode in the latest whatsapp version

Then, tap Chats. On the Display, tap Theme.

whatsapp chat > display >theme

Now, you can select whether you want dark theme or light theme.

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To enable dark mode, just Dark. Tap OK.

enabling whatsapp dark mode

Now, WhatsApp will apply the selected theme/mode you chose, without even the need to restart WhatsApp.

The Simplicity of WhatsApp Dark Mode

Dark mode in WhatsApp is simple, and you can’t customize yourself to choose the accent color and background color. Unlike Telegram, you can’t choose many more themes other than these two dark and light theme/mode in WhatsApp. But, in WhatsApp, you can still customize appearances like font size and wallpaper.


WhatsApp dark mode has been released and you can change the light mode to dark mode easily right now, with the latest WhatsApp version. If you want to enable dark mode in WhatsApp, you have to download the latest updates from Play Store or App Store if you use iPhone.

You can also enable dark mode on Twitter.

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