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WhatsApp update for Android brings traces of Dark Mode and Forwarding Information

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WhatsApp was recently spotted testing a few new features including new Forwarding info that will inform users about the number of times a message has been forwarded, along with a ‘Frequently Forwarded’ label when a message has been shared more than four times. The features, however, were not enabled until now. Now, apparently, the latest build of WhatsApp for Android has made available at least one of the features to all beta testers via the open beta channel.

With the latest beta update (version 2.19.87), users will be able to see how many times a message has been forwarded. Additionally, the update also brings traces of Dark Mode for WhatsApp, but there is no word about the full-fledged rollout of the feature.

WhatsApp Forwarding Info

First spotted as ‘disabled by default’ in the beta build around a week ago, the forwarding feature has finally made its way to WhatsApp through beta 2.19.87 update. Users who have received the beta update will be able to see the number of times a message has been forwarded. However, it has been found that this information will only be available to the sender of the message that has been forwarded to multiple users. The information about the number of times a message has been forwarded can be obtained by long pressing on a message and tapping on the information icon (‘i’ in a circle) at the top.

The receiver of a forwarded message that has been sent to multiple users can not check the number of times the message has been forwarded. Moreover, the ‘frequently forwarded’ label that was said to appear on messages that have been forwarded more than four times is absent in the latest beta build.

WhatsApp Dark Mode

WABetainfo, who first uncovered some details in the WhatsApp beta (2.19.82) less than a week ago, has spotted more traces of the Dark Mode in the latest version of WhatsApp beta update. Apparently applying Dark Mode on WhatsApp for Android will turn the profile section into black scheme as well, which falls in line with an earlier discovery that Dark Mode will be visible on the Status bar after it has been enabled.

According to the latest findings,  the “Request Account Info” and “Two Factor Authentication” along with a few other sub-sections will not be getting the Dark Mode implementation, however, this might change with the upcoming beta builds. Notably, these features have only been discovered in traces and have not been officially rolled out for beta testers. As of now, there is no word when Dark Mode will arrive for WhatsApp for Android.

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