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For the sake of your eyes: WhatsApp launches dark mode for all users

WhatsApp spent time researching two particular areas: readability, and information hierarchy.

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Last Updated: Mar 04, 2020, 09.49 AM IST
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Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can use dark mode by enabling it in system settings. Users on Android9 and below can go into WhatsApp settings to be followed by chats and theme and can then select dark.
NEW DELHI: In a global announcement on Tuesday, Facebook owned messaging giant WhatsApp stated its dark mode feature is now rolling out to all WhatsApp users on iOS and android across the globe. WhatsApp's dark mode, designed to reduce eye strain in low light environments, has been in the beta phase for a while.
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The company said when choosing eye colours, the company wanted to minimise eye fatigue, and use colours that are closer to the system defaults on iphone and android respectively.
The company said when choosing eye colours, the company wanted to minimise eye fatigue, and use colours that are closer to the system defaults on iphone and android respectively.

In a blog post, WhatsApp stated when designing dark mode, the company spent time researching and experimenting with a focus on two particular areas: readability, and information hierarchy. The company said when choosing eye colours, the company wanted to minimise eye fatigue, and use colours that are closer to the system defaults on iPhone and android respectively. WhatsApp further stated the company wanted to help users easily focus their attention on screens and did this by using colour and other design elements to make sure the most important information stands out.

Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can use dark mode by enabling it in system settings. Users on Android9 and below can go into WhatsApp settings to be followed by chats and theme and can then select dark.

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