tech2 News StaffJan 23, 2019 16:23:57 IST
With Android Pie giving us a system-wide dark mode, apps like YouTube, Telegram, and Twitter offering the same, we just want more right? And considering WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps, why not a dark mode on the messenger as well!
The requests and rumours about its rollout have been floating on the web for months now. And today, WhatsApp beta testers, WABetaInfo, shared a concept image from one of their followers, which shows what the Dark Mode may actually look like.
From what we can tell in the image, the concept imagines the background of the app turned pitch dark, with text on it appears white. The concept image shows what the mode on an Android app would look like.
A follower sent me this **concept** of WhatsApp for Android with a Dark Mode (OLED compatible).
Do you like it? pic.twitter.com/DxGZtdNqZy
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 20, 2019
In the non-dark-mode that we all are currently using, a grey line separates each chat. However, in the dark mode, the creator has done away with that.
While its just aesthetics, and pretty much why we are so eagerly waiting for the dark mode, the real purpose of the mode in any app is to reduce eye strain for users, especially when they use a device at night. The mode improves the battery performance as well, in case the developer has chosen the right black colour, on devices with an AMOLED display.
Recently, Google also confirmed that dark mode on Android phones uses less power and saves battery life. Google said that dark mode uses 43 percent less power at full brightness than "normal mode" in the YouTube app, which traditionally uses a lot of white.
Do note, WhatsApp hasn't confirmed this concept image or even the rollout of the mode yet. So, take all of this excitement with a pinch of salt, will you!
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