Dark Mode Appears in Latest WhatsApp Beta for iPhone

Dark Mode is coming to WhatsApp for iOS soon. Users participating in the app's TestFlight beta program have spotted the setting in the latest testing notes, confirming that the feature is finally coming to iPhone.


The setting first appeared in a recent WhatsApp for Android beta build, which is a good indication of what users on iOS can expect down the pipe. The latest Android beta also includes new solid dark wallpapers for users to tailor their ‌Dark Mode‌ experience, suggesting these will also come to the ‌iPhone‌ app.

We're still not sure when the stable builds of WhatsApp will get ‌Dark Mode‌, but it surely can't take any longer than Google's protracted rollout of its Gmail dark theme, which still hasn't appeared for some users.

(Thanks, Aaron!)

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2 weeks ago
I need dark mode for all of my apps. Light mode is abusive.
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2 weeks ago
I wonder why a dark mode seems such a big obstacle? Shouldn‘t it be easy to change the colors of your app design? Especially for a company like Facebook with no-limit resources. Seems really odd.
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2 weeks ago
I'm so happy for Mark Zuckerberg that his eyes will hurt less at night when scanning through my messages.
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2 weeks ago
I highly recommend Edward Snowdens book Permanent Record to anyone who thinks it‘s ok to give up personal privacy. You might not care but oooh boy do they care about all those „insignificant“ individuals.
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2 weeks ago
This isn't exactly "Dark Mode" like in other apps. More like Grey mode..

And it's ugly.
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2 weeks ago


Nobody cares about your "information", you are one in a billion, absolutely insignificant. Nobody is spying on you, nobody is listening, nobody cares. I totally gave up on "facebook listening on me" after I reporting ads as irrelevant and still seeing them, seeing info absolutely tailored not for me on new feed etc.


And this mindset is why Facebook gets away with what it does. You and I are free to interpret facts the way we want. When presented with Facebook's actions, I interpret it as invasion of my privacy. You interpret it as nobody cares, you are one in a billion, absolutely insignificant, nobody is spying on you, nobody is listening. It's our choice how we interpret Facebook's actions.
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2 weeks ago


Funny we prevent giving out so much information to so many others but readily give out to this one guy, all over the world! I am trying very hard to get out of not using WhatsApp. In my country, people use FB Messenger and WhatsApp and nothing else. Not even SMS (for regular communication). I intend to do my best to not get back on the WhatsApp train.

Good that dark mode might finally be out soon to the public. The beta had come out a few days ago as version 2.20.30.12.


Nobody cares about your "information", you are one in a billion, absolutely insignificant. Nobody is spying on you, nobody is listening, nobody cares. I totally gave up on "facebook listening on me" after I reporting ads as irrelevant and still seeing them, seeing info absolutely tailored not for me on new feed etc.
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1 week ago


What are those ”facebook actions” ? Please list them-one, two, thee and so on, no vague and generic descriptions AKA “they got your information” , “they track you” . Untill now these “actions” are- showing me advertising i don’t care about, showing “people you might know” I definitely do no know, showing ads in foreign language. Wow, such AI. Don’t get me wrong, FB is absolute trash, I deleted app, log in desktop version once a day for a minute just to be sure- there is no content, every thing is unrelated shares, ads, original content maybe once on a week, absolutely nothing to see and do. Should be kinda opposite, if they got so much info about me from all that info they got...


Your attitude towards this whole thing and towards people who differ from you with respect to their views on privacy vis-a-vis yours is bewildering to the point of being amusing.

Instead of picking my words and expecting and going so far as even asking me to list the issues out, you could have used a minute of your time to search for it on the internet with just three words - Facebook privacy issues - and you'd know what the hullabaloo is all about.

Anyhoo, let me list some out for you, you can trust whichever of these, or none:

1. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/timeline-facebook-s-privacy-issues-its-responses-n859651

2. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/14/facebook-privacy-problems-roundup

3. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/technology/facebook-privacy-hearings.html

4. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/google-facebook-data-privacy-concerns-out-of-control-commentary.html

5. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/04/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-user-privacy-issues-my-mistake.html

6. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-privacy-costs-analysis-idUSKBN1GW01F

7. https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2016/06/29/facebook-location-tracking-friend-games/#7b76e41535f9

While you are at it, take another few minutes and search for another three words - WhatsApp privacy issues. You'd see that your "nobody cares" does not fly. Some corporations and even the United Nations have asked their people to stop using WhatsApp, over concerns regarding security and privacy. I have never gone so far on this forum, but come on, which arrogant and entitled world are you sitting atop to have a go at members on this forum, berating them, calling them insignificant, telling them that nobody cares about their "information" in quotes (and, therefore, mocking them), for having a genuine concern that the who's who of the world happen to be reflecting?

Here are results for WhatsApp privacy issues:

1. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/10/whatsapp-access-personal-information-privacy-facebook-consumers-information-commission

2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/01/27/how-whatsapp-merger-with-facebook-messenger-puts-your-privacy-at-risk/#66ebe2174e57

3. https://www.dw.com/en/new-eu-data-law-forces-firms-to-ban-whatsapp-snapchat-from-phones/a-44076861

4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/01/22/whatsapp-facebook-backdoor-government-data-request/#43ec0bcd1030

Here is specifically about the United Nations' concern with WhatsApp:

1. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-un-whatsapp/un-says-officials-barred-from-using-whatsapp-since-june-2019-over-security-idUKKBN1ZM32O

2. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/reuters-america-u-n-says-officials-barred-from-using-whatsapp-since-june-2019-over-security.html

3. https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/u-n-says-officials-barred-from-using-whatsapp-since-june-2019-over-security

Giving you three news sources for this one since I do not know which one would you place credence in.
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2 weeks ago
it’s weird the **** Facebook spends time on while still basically ignoring the iPad for ten years.
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2 weeks ago
why is this so difficult to implement? why is it taking Facebook a year since messenger? makes no sense
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