Dark mode, Option to Save Battery, Delete Messages

WhatsApp update new features

WhatsApp is continuously upgrading its apps to provide a slew of features to give its users seamless messaging and calling experience. Some of the apps are still under development, although a few have been rolled out for both Android and iOS users as stable updates.

We’re showing you some of this week’s new features in the Android Beta version:

Whatsapp Dark mode:


The most awaited Dark Mode update is still under development for all of the apps. The continuous roll- in the past weeks to allow a stable Dark Mode functionality, however, indicate it will be released soon anytime. The Facebook-owned social messaging app is currently operating on Battery Saver settings before allowing the Dark Theme, according to the WABetaInfo article, a blog that tracks WhatsApp developments. The update came out in version 2.19.353 of the Android Beta.

WhatsApp is working on three ways to activate the Dark Mode as the blog has spotted. The first choice is the original light theme, the second option is basically the dark theme and a third option named ‘ Set by Battery Saver ‘ is also available. Both of these solutions are still under development and if you don’t see any changes relevant to WhatsApp on your phones yet it is perfectly fine. These options are being tested on Android Beta until a stable version is released.

Whatsapp Option to Save Battery:

The settings for light and dark themes are self-explanatory and should include the light and dark versions of the app. Working on the option ‘ Set by Battery Saver, ‘ the blog observed that WhatsApp will automatically enable/disable the Dark Theme depending on the Battery Saver settings of your Android device. This essentially means that the app would sense the phone’s battery saver settings and consequently turn the app darker when your phone’s battery drops below a certain percentage.

Self-destructive message feature:


Although currently available on the version of Android Beta, this update will automatically delete a message after the user has set a certain amount of time. When enabled, the ‘ Delete Email ‘ feature will come with an on / off button toggle, and users can choose a particular time period for the messages to disappear automatically.

If enabled, the ‘ Delete Message ‘ feature will come with an on/off button toggle, and users can pick a particular time period for the messages to disappear automatically. There are five options to choose from for the time intervals-1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 1 year. The messages sent to that chat would subsequently vanish. For example, if the user opts for a time interval of 1 hour, the post-selection messages sent after an hour will be removed. The functionality is not a new product in the market for the app. Other social applications like Snapchat, Telegram have already rolled out this feature a while back. WhatsApp is in fact late to follow suit.

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