Facebook-owned WhatsApp has submitted a new update to its Android beta via Google Play Beta Program. The update brings version 2.19.82 to WhatsApp Android beta users. As per a report by WaBetaInfo - the website that keeps track of WhatsApp updates, the company is working on Dark Mode feature in this update. The feature is not available yet. This is to ensure the ‘best bug-free experience’ before made available to all users, the report adds.
Sharing the screenshots of the feature enabled on a smartphone, the report states that WhatsApp has implemented the Dark Mode in settings section only. The images show the Dark Mode enabled in main settings, account settings, chats settings, notification settings, and data and storage usage settings.
According to the report, the Dark Mode on Android is based on dark grey colour when compared to the previously reported Dark Mode on iOS. Dark Mode on Android will not be OLED friendly, the WaBetaInfo report says.
Dark Mode, as the name suggests changes the background screen colour to dark, while the text usually remains white. It is said to be both energy efficient as well as easy on the eyes of users.
Having said that it is also reported that the social-messaging platform is planning to bring two new features - ‘Forwarding Info' and 'Frequently Forwarded'. While the former will let users able to see how many times a message sent by him/her is forwarded, the later will attach a tag called ‘frequently forwarded’ to a message that has been forwarded more than four times. The 'Forwarding Info' feature will be available in the 'Message Info' section for the messages sent by a user. Interestingly, the feature will not be available for a message coming with 'Frequently Forwarded' tag.