WhatsApp's Dark Mode for iPhone Will Be Ready Soon.
The WhatsApp's Dark Mode for iOS gets closer with the much awaited feature being developed for all TestFlight beta users. WABetaInfo provided a few more nuggets for what iPhone users can hope for by collecting details of the latest 126.96.36.199 build. The new dark theme works better than the previous version, where no battery drain was attached, and Apple's official iOS 13 APIs are supported. So like Instagram, it respects Apple's guidelines and syncs with the system-wide Dark Mode setting, switching on and off if the user has set it to Automatic.
Given that WhatsApp uses Apple's APIs, the dark theme won't be available for users running iOS versions earlier than iOS 13. In other words, you'll need an iPhone 6s or later to be able to use it. There's a redesigned dark splash screen with the WhatsApp logo, which makes way for a dark chats list screen. All the other screens are similarly fully darkened.
Meanwhile in chat threads, WhatsApp will show dark chat bubbles and a dark version of the chosen wallpaper – this part's dynamic, so if you switch the theme, the wallpaper style changes too. WhatsApp has also done some extensive work on a raft of Dark Mode-friendly solid colors.
The last beta compile supports a more dark theme setting, according to WABetaInfo which uses lighter dark colors for certain UI elements if the user can adjust a high contrast setting. Amounting a notable new feature, as an advanced search tool, this beta also includes categorical search broken-down in a search bar with the ability to filter results by images, GIFs, links, videos, documents and audios.
Remember that the WhatsApp TestFlight beta program on iOS already has complete capacities, so if you're not there already, you'll have to wait for the update to be released any day.
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