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  • Yash Rikame

Whatsapp is now working on dark theme and disappearing messages

Popular messenger WhatsApp began work on its dark theme back in March 2019, but the theme was never spotted on the beta's, which led many to speculate on whether the app had dropped the idea of shifting over from their blinding white theme. Thankfully, WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp beta for Android v2.19.282 continues work on a dark theme for the app, as well as on the disappearing messages feature that was previously spotted.

WhatsApp beta for Android v2.19.282 will adds in a new “Theme Settings” section within the app’s settings menu.

As expected, Theme Settings contains three options: System default, Light, and Dark. The light theme is familiar to everyone as the current default WhatsApp theme, while the dark theme is the theme that is still under development and only visible through the above screenshots. The “System Default” setting respects the system theme, which comes in handy when you have a theme switching setup based on the time of the day

WhatsApp is also relying on a dark blue color hue instead of pure black, which should serve most needs. However, as is visible in the third screenshot above, the app still needs to adapt some of the theme elements, like the text color in the yellow bubble, to play along well with the theme.

WhatsApp is also adding in more time intervals for the “disappearing messages” feature. An option like 30 days will help keep user’s chat history sizes in check, as the messages reportedly completely disappear after deletion. The feature is said to be compatible with groups (admin toggle) and private chats too.





WhatsApp is also adding in more time intervals for the “disappearing messages” feature. An option like 30 days will help keep user’s chat history sizes in check, as the messages reportedly completely disappear after deletion. The feature is said to be compatible with groups (admin toggle) and private chats too.


This features are still under support and there are ETA's like the fingerprint unlock support. so stay tuned fot more updates as they will be available to you through public beta's.