WhatsApp Dark Mode: Steps to enable it on your web too

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

28th May, 2020. 02:57 pm
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Facebook-owned Whatsapp officially released the ‘Dark Mode’ for Android and IOS platforms to reduce eye strain in low light environments.

Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can use dark mode by enabling it in system settings. Android users can go into WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Theme > select ‘Dark’.

However, if you use the app’s Web quite often and need dark mode on it too, there is a little trick you can go for to enable WhatsApp Web dark mode. Here are a few steps to know how you can do it.

WhatsApp Web dark mode: How to enable it?

  1. Open Google Search and head to WhatsApp Web
  2. Open your Android or iOS smartphone to scan the QR code on the display by heading to the Settings>WhatsApp Web options
  3. Now you will be logged into the web version of your WhatsApp
  4. Now that you are on the web interface of your WhatsApp, right-click to select the ‘Inspect’ option from the menu.
  5. You can also use the keyboard shortcut ‘Ctrl+Shift+I’
  6. Once done, you will see the source of the page in the right part of the screen
  7. The source page has various options in the top section such as Elements, Console, Sources, Network, and Performance. You need to tap on the Elements section
  8. Once there, you will find a string of code written as ‘body class=web’ at the top
  9. All you have to do is, add the word ‘dark’ to the string so that the new string code ‘body class=web dark’ is formed
  10. Now press enter and voila! WhatsApp Web dark mode is enabled

You can close the source page to start using WhatsApp Web in dark mode. One thing worth noting is that if you refresh the page or close to, WhatsApp for Web will go back to the original; light theme.

So if you want to use it in the dark mode, you have to apply this trick each time you log in to the Web.

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