How to Turn On WhatsApp's New Dark Mode
How to Turn On WhatsApp’s New Dark Mode

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.

Update with WhatsApp Messenger Beta
Update with WhatsApp Messenger Beta

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.

Help page of Signing up for Google Play Store Beta Tester program
Help page of Signing up for Google Play Store Beta Tester program

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.

Signing up for Google Play Store Beta Tester program
Signing up for Google Play Store Beta Tester program

Make sure the Google account is properly selected at the top of the page.

Google Play Store Beta Tester program enabled
Google Play Store Beta Tester program enabled

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.

Go to Settings -> Chats get the Theme setting in WhatsApp
Go to Settings -> Chats get 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.

Go to Settings -> Chats -> Theme to enable the Dark mode in WhatsApp
Go to Settings -> Chats -> Theme to enable the Dark mode in WhatsApp

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.

Selecting Dark Mode in WhatsApp
Selecting Dark Mode in WhatsApp

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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.

Download WhatsApp Messenger Beta V2.20.13 from APKMirror.

Go to the WhatsApp Messenger Beta download url on APKMirror.com
Go to the WhatsApp Messenger Beta download url on APKMirror.com

Scroll down to see the download link and follow the instructions.

Scroll down to see the download link for WhatsApp Messenger Beta v2.20.13
Scroll down to see the download link for WhatsApp Messenger Beta v2.20.13

Good luck. 👍


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