With more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, the app literally has connections with people around the world. To stay on top of the game, Facebook has added several new features to WhatsApp. But one of the most awaited feature is Dark Mode. With Android 10 and Apple iOS 13 introducing a system-wide dark theme, most apps are already getting support. WhatsApp was first tested for the feature for its Android app in March this year.
While there is no word on when it will be available to all users, there are ways to get dark mode. Back in June, we told you how to activate Dark Mode on Android or iOS. Now, it seems that you can get dark mode on desktop clients too. A native app for WhatsApp desktop remains to be offered and requires a synced version on your phone to work. It is best used for people who use WhatsApp too much and do not want to choose their phone every time they receive a message. The XDA member m4heshd has created a mod that brings a dark theme to the desktop version.
Important things to note before installing
The mod is being introduced as an open-source tweak for the desktop version of WhatsApp. The most important thing is that you need to get the desktop version directly from WhatsApp. It is not yet compatible with Microsoft Store or App Store version of WhatsApp desktop. You can download the version directly from this link: https://www.whatsapp.com/download/. It is also important that this is not an official version and since it is open source, the developer confirms that they cannot tap into your messages or calls.
How to activate dark mode on whatsapp desktop?
Whatsapp Desktop Dark Mode is not a modulated version of WhatsApp and simply injects style into the source files of the current installation. The developer has created an installation script using NodeJS and converted it into an executable file. Here’s how you can convert WhatsApp desktop to dark mode:
Step 1: Make sure that you have downloaded WhatsApp desktop directly from the link given above.
Step 2: Now download macOS from WhatsApp Desktop Dark Mode Style for Windows or GitHub. Get the Windows version from https://github.com/m4heshd/whatsapp-desktop-dark/releases/download/0.3.4479/WADark-0.3.4479-Windows.zip and macOS version https://github.com/m4heshd Do /whatsapp-desktop-dark/releases/download/0.3.4479/WADark-0.3.4479-macOS.zip.
Step 3: Now, just extract the downloaded zip file and run WADark.exe or WADark in the root of the extracted directory. Developer note that you should make sure that you are running WhatsApp desktop before starting the installation. Now, wait for the installation to complete and you will get dark mode.
How to return to light mode?
The developer also recommends that you do not remove the script folder after installation. The script automatically makes a backup of your original WhatsApp source if you want to return to the light subject. To do this, simply run the script again and it will ask you if you want to backup the version.