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WhatsApp will soon get a dark mode feature

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Messaging giant WhatsApp may introduce a new feature changing its display to suit nighttime users.

According to WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned messaging service may launch a “dark mode” feature as an update, altering the user interface.

Twitter and YouTube recently introduced dark modes that create a display lessening the strain on a user’s eyes at night by putting up a darker background. It’s not exactly clear whether WhatsApp will introduce a black screen to serve the purpose or a dark screen. The former would save battery as well on an OLED display.

The app currently provides the users with an option to change the wallpaper and background of the chat but with limited customisation as the background changes for all chats and isn’t exactly programmed to reduce strain on a user’s eyes.


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