Forget Google vs. Apple – the real smartphone battle is between those who use their phone on light mode and those who can pretty much only function on dark mode.
Dark mode options have rolled out across most phones over the last few years: you can now get night mode versions of pretty much every app. Except, that is, for WhatsApp, who was dragging its feet when it came to introducing the feature.
Well, not anymore – the update is here. According to a blog post, here's what to expect:
It does pretty much what it says on the tin: it will allow you to change the colour scheme of the app from light to darker colours.
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This has a few benefits. It looks nice, obviously, for one. But it's also kinder to your eyes; you can better avoid eye strain from looking at a device all day if you have dark mode on, which is a big thing for many of us who spend a lot of time looking at a screen.
It also saves battery – not by a huge amount, we'll admit, but every little helps when you're trying to preserve your charge.
To get the feature, just open WhatsApp's settings, and go to Chats -> Themes -> Dark mode.
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