WhatsApp dark mode coming to Android

Pegasus

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Windows 95 had a dark theme.

Why is a dark theme so special these days?
 

Athos

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Finally, I can't understand why it took this long.
 

RaptorSA

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Why is a dark theme so special these days?
I can't stand bright apps and OLED screens basically made dark modes a must given how good their black levels are.

The main reason I bought my OnePlus 5T is because at the time OxygenOS was one of the only stock mobile OS's on the market that had a dark mode option.

Dark mode use to be a thing back in the pre-Galaxy S3 days ... I was livid when Google removed it.
Glad to see it make a comeback.
 

COMPUTEK

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Are we getting a report on this with each new beta version released ?
 

Ockie

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Saves battery life if you don't have to light up so much white screen area.
Only applies to OLED screens....so if you have a Samsung (most of their models tend to have OLED), then it will be beneficial for your battery life. Other models, doubtful.
 

pinball wizard

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Only applies to OLED screens....so if you have a Samsung (most of their models tend to have OLED), then it will be beneficial for your battery life. Other models, doubtful.
True. I am such a Samsung whore I forget there are other phones out there.
 

saor

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Windows 95 had a dark theme.

Why is a dark theme so special these days?
I hope there's a time soon where all software by default has full customization options. Let me colour & layout the buttons and toolbars how I want. Though probably more so on desktop software than mobile apps.
 

ronz91

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Is it that difficult to put a colour scheme with a dark background?
 

H1TMANlol

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Enable dark mode for Chrome on Android

To activate it, enter chrome://flags in the browser's address bar. 2. Tap the 'Search flags' box and enter the work dark. You'll find two options here: 'Android web contents dark mode' and 'Android Chrome UI dark mode'.
 

reactor_sa

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Enable dark mode for Chrome on Android

To activate it, enter chrome://flags in the browser's address bar. 2. Tap the 'Search flags' box and enter the work dark. You'll find two options here: 'Android web contents dark mode' and 'Android Chrome UI dark mode'.
Chrome UI dark mode is already enabled if your android UI is in dark mode.
 
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