WhatsApp's latest beta update for Android brings us closer to dark theme rollout

WhatsApp is apparently working on the final touches for the new dark theme on the platform.

WhatsApp is apparently working on the final finishes for the rollout of the much-awaited dark theme on the platform.

WhatsApp beta tester WABetaInfo has published a report on what comes in the latest beta update for Android. Reportedly, in the version 2.19.327, which is now available on the Google Play Store, the primary change is a new dark theme wallpaper. This, WABetaInfo, suggests could be one of the final touches by WhatsApp for the new feature before it rolls out the dark theme for all.

Men pose with smartphones in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic - RC1754A449A0

Representational Image. Credit: Reuters

Notably, in the mentioned beta update, the dark theme itself is not available yet.

The Dark Default Wallpaper that WhatsApp is working on, is apparently based on the same night blue colors of the Dark Theme. WABetaInfo has also shared a screenshot of what the wallpaper would look like in a chat.

WhatsApp dark theme. Image: WaBetaInfo

WhatsApp dark theme. Image: WaBetaInfo

Currently, there is no official news on when can we expect the dark theme to start rolling out. Best, be assured that when it does, it will be available to all users.

This week, another report surfaced that suggested that WhatsApp is now banning all users who belong to groups that have suspicious or malicious names.

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