WhatsApp has been reportedly working on dark mode which will grant dark aesthetics to the app and a recent render shared online shows what the app with dark mode could look like.
WABetainfo, which is known for revealing WhatsApp features before its public release, has shared an image of the dark mode on WhatsApp on its Twitter account.
In the tweet, WABetainfo mentions that the concept render has been shared by a follower and the dark mode shown in the image is OLED compatible for WhatsApp.
The render shows a black background for the app with white texts. WABetainfo has earlier reported that the dark mode was still under development. The dark mode was also discovered in the alpha code of WhatsApp, which confirms the feature for the app.
A follower sent me this **concept** of WhatsApp for Android with a Dark Mode (OLED compatible).
Do you like it? pic.twitter.com/DxGZtdNqZy
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 20, 2019
Although the render is a concept, dark mode on WhatsApp is one of the most anticipated features for the app.
Dark mode on apps and phones has been trending in the smartphone market as the darker aesthetics provide a longer battery life and also is easier on the eyes which helps in using the device at night without having to stare into a bright rectangle. Also, since OLED displays provide deeper blacks and brighter whites, dark mode on OLED really stands out in terms of look as well as in regard to the burn-in issue OLED display faces when its kept at higher brightness for a long time.
Various smartphone companies are providing an option for dark mode on their device. Samsung‘s recently released One UI comes with a dedicated ‘Night Mode’ while Google is also expected to introduce system-wide dark mode with its next iteration of Android Q.
Whatsapp’s parent company Facebook has already rolled out a dark mode setting for its messenger app. On the other hand, Google, too, has introduced dark mode for its apps like Youtube and Google Maps.