WhatsApp is primarily used for sharing messages, videos, and audio messages across the web. Through WhatsApp, you can also do video calls and voice calls. If you are an active user of WhatsApp on iOS and Android devices, then you will be waiting for the dark mode update that is going to roll out soon. We always use WhatsApp in light mode, and we are used to it, but dark mode can save your battery usage and also puts less strain on your eyes. So dark way is one of the most exciting updates that WhatsApp has in store for us.
The updates will be available during the last week of December, but there was no mention of any dark mode updates for the WhatsApp web. The web version is used for viewing the WhatsApp messages on laptop and desktop. It gets connected by scanning the QR code provided on the web.whatsapp.com website. All you need is to scan the QR code on your mobile, and the WhatsApp gets connected to the web interface.
What is Dark Mode?
The dark mode is a graphic user interface that turns the light color theme style of any app into a black colored background. It changes the theme to a dark color and hence optimizes battery usage. Dark Mode puts less strain on the user’s eyes. Many different apps have enabled the dark mode options, and lately, many browsers have also shifted to dark mode.
How to Enable Dark Mode for WhatsApp Web?
Ways to turn on dark mode for WhatsApp Web. Chrome browser supports extensions, and stylus named extension can perform this task. The Stylus is a free extension provided on Chrome by a company called WABetaInfo. There are many other extensions available on chrome store that claims to do the same, but their results are not satisfactory. The Stylus has an extension both for Chrome and Firefox browsers. This extension applies different themes to Chrome browsers using Custom Cascading Stylesheet(CSS). And we will be using this method for applying the dark mode on chrome browsers.
Steps to Enable Dark Mode
- Go to Settings page on chrome browser.
- Click on extensions. It shows the details of currently using extensions and provides the search box on top.
- Go to the search box and search for Stylus.
- After activating the extension Go to this link and click on “Install this” and click “OK”.
- Now for checking the dark mode, visit web.whatsapp.com and see for yourself.