Facebook was working on WhatsApp for a long time to enable Dark Mode. They released dark mode to Instagram earlier. Since, Theme Settings in WhatsApp is still going on with Beta testing, you’ll not be able find the new update in the Google Play Store. You will be in able to see the WhatsApp Messenger Beta update in Google Play Store if you’re a Beta Tester. Just update with the Beta version to experience the WhatsApp Dark Theme.
How To Become A Beta Tester In Google Play Store
Beta Tester Program will allow you to update apps that are released as Beta in Google Play Store. Companies often releases Beta version of their newer apps before releasing the Stable version of it. This enable users who wants to try new features early. Learn more about Beta test the Google app for Android and got to opt-in page enable it.
Click on the Become A Tester button to opt-in for the Beta Tester Program. This program may not be accepting new entries though at times.
Make sure the Google account is properly selected at the top of the page.
That’s it. Now go to Google Play Store to update the WhatsApp Messenger to Beta. You can leave the Beta Tester program any time. The updated Beta apps remain even after you leaving the program, but apps will be updated to Stable versions only in the future.
How To Enable WhatsApp Dark Mode
Here again if you are a Beta Tester, you’ll be able to update to WhatsApp Messenger Beta app. Then you can access the Theme setting in WhatsApp.
Find the Theme setting in the Display section at the top of the Chats Settings page of WhatsApp Messenger app.
A pop-up will show you the choices of making the App Theme, Light or Dark. One more choice, Set by Battery Saver will enable the Dark mode automatically upon enabling the Battery Saver on Android.
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Installing WhatsApp Messenger Beta From APKMirror
APKMirror.com is a trusted alternative to Google Play Store for Android Apps. If the Beta Tester program is not available or don’t want to opt-in for the program, other app stores can help you in getting the Beta Apps. Make sure to download from a reliable source.
Scroll down to see the download link and follow the instructions.
Good luck. 👍