The Jakarta Post
The Facebook and WhatsApp icons are displayed on an iPhone on Feb. 19, 2014, in San Francisco, United States. (AFP/Justin Sullivan)
Facebook’s popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has rolled out the latest update for both the Android and iOS versions of the app, finally allowing users in Indonesia to enable "dark mode" to help reduce eye strain while texting in the dark.
The latest version of the app, which is available for download from the local Play Store and App Store starting this week, includes an official note detailing how users may be able to turn the feature on, reported kompas.com.
Furthermore, the update also makes it easier for users to search through their chat history, as it now allows users to filter by author and content type (photos and videos, for example).
To enable dark mode on the iOS version of WhatsApp, simply open the system settings app, select Display & Brightness, and then select “Dark”. Once selected, most of WhatsApp’s in-app layout will appear dark.
However, it must be noted that dark mode is only available for users of iOS 13 or newer.
On Android, users who wish to turn dark mode on may do so by heading over to the WhatsApp’s Settings page, selecting Chats, then Theme, and then “Dark”.
According to the note on the app’s Play Store page, users of Android 10 will have dark mode enabled automatically when they turn it on in system settings. (rfa/kes)
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