tech2 News StaffDec 26, 2019 09:19:17 IST
WhatsApp might finally roll out dark mode for its users this year. While it's unfortunate that it has not happened already, there are already many hacks to get dark mode on WhatsApp without waiting for the official rollout. Now, a report reveals that WhatsApp Beta for iOS has started receiving dark mode along with a couple of other new features in the latest iOS update.
In the iOS 188.8.131.52 update, users are likely to see dark mode, low data mode and contacts integration feature, as per a recent report by WABetaInfo. It is being speculated that the same changes will also appear in the Android update.
Here are the new features that you will see in the latest iOS 184.108.40.206 update:
A screenshot shared in the report suggests that in dark mode, the shared location map in addition to the app layout itself, will appear in shades of grey and black.
This is being tested in WhatsApp Beta as of now, and chances are we might soon see these updates in the stable version of WhatsApp as well.
Low data mode
The low data mode will reportedly restrict auto-download of media files, voice messages on WhatsApp when the iPhone is working on cellular network. In short, it will reduce the amount of network data usage when you aren't on WiFi.
While this is already a setting in iPhones, WhatsApp is expected to be compatible with this mode going forward. As per the report, to enable it, you simply have to go the Settings>Cellular>Cellular data options>Low data mode.
In this feature, the report suggests that whenever you are sharing a document or any media file from your iPhone, you will now be able to see some suggested WhatsApp contacts, groups along with Airdrop and Mail options. You can now share multimedia directly with some suggested WhatsApp contacts via this new iOS share sheet.
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