Following many internet users desire and request for a dark mode for WhatsApp for so long now. Android, iOS version, WhatsApp Web desktop clients. It’d be really nice to have the option to view your messages in a more forgiving tone, with many apps starting to implement dark themes into their apps. However, Android 10 has just been officially launched with Dark Mode integrated into the new operating system.
WhatsApp has been experimenting with a dark mode for their mobile apps, with the Android version reportedly testing a dark theme as recently as March. However, nothing is official regarding a dark theme for WhatsApp at the moment — however a member of the XDA Developers forum has come up with a mod that will give the official WhatsApp desktop client a dark theme.
XDA Developers says that as the script only modifies the UI, as opposed to any of the core code of the WhatsApp client, it should be safe to use.
“This mode with its NodeJS installation script targets elements responsible for the UI and does not touch any of the underlying code responsible for the working of the client. This mod is not a third-party client by itself (so your messages or any other data are not shared with the developer), because of which you do need to have the desktop client installed. This mod is also open-source, so you can check out the code underneath the mod/theme and even build it yourself.”
In case you want to give it a trial, you can follow bellow guide how you can install it on your WhatsApp web client:
- Download WhatsApp web from the official website (the mod doesn’t work on clients downloaded from the App Store or Microsoft Store).
- For Windows, download this zip file. For Mac users, download this zip file.
- Run the WhatsApp web client on your PC/Mac.
- Extract the zip file, and run WADark.exe (PC) or WADark (Mac).
- Sit back and wait for the process to finish, and that’s all you need to be there.
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