Whatsapp has now revealed the rollout of the dark mode for all the iOS and Android users. Dark mode for the Whatsapp provides a fresh look on a familiar experience.
The company has designed a special dark grey background and off-white color that lowers the brightness of the screen, cuts down the glare, and even improves contrast and readability. Users on iOS 13 and Android ten can use the dark mode by enabling it in system settings. Users on Android 9 and below can go into the Whatsapp Settings > Chats > Theme > Select ‘Dark.’
The WhatsApp dark mode is designed in such a way to reduce eye strain in low light environments. At the time of testing, the company revealed that it found that combining pure black and high white contrasts that can lead to eye failure. The feature is rolling out in the coming days to the latest version of the Whatsapp.
Whatsapp revealed that at the time of designing the dark mode, it spent time researching and experimenting with a focus on two particular areas:
Readability: When choosing colors, we wanted to minimize eye fatigue and use colors that are closer to the system defaults on the Android and iPhone.
Information hierarchy: When choosing colors, we wanted to help users easily focus their attention on each screen. We did this by using colors and other design elements to make sure that most of the essential information stands out.