WhatsApp is reportedly working on plans two introduce two significant changes on the messaging app platform. According to Wabetainfo, the Facebook-owned company is planning to bring a dark mode, which will make reading on the chat app less painful for the eyes. The dark mode is extremely useful for users in low and harsh light conditions. Staring at the bright colours at low light or in harsh light conditions can be stressful for the eyes.
“I’m happy to exclusively give the good news: WhatsApp is finally working on a Dark Mode! It’s a dream There are many important secret references in recent updates! Be patient to see it out, hoping it will be FULL OLED friendly for Android phones, iPhone X and newer!,” tweeted WABetainfo.
Dark mode is currently available in other apps like YouTube, Twitter, Discord and Reddit. As of now, there is no official news from WhatsApp about the ‘Dark mode’ plan.
WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.282
The Facebook-owned app recently submitted the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.282 through the Google Play Beta Program. WhatsApp is now working on to make ‘Swipe to Reply’ option available to users. This facility is not available yet, but the chat app is in working on to make this feature available to all users, according to wabetainfo.com.
Swipe to Reply feature was implemented years ago on WhatsApp for iOS. This allows users to quickly reply to messages with a gesture. The chat app had recently added ‘tap and hold+type’ feature to Android, but ‘Swipe to Reply’ would certainly be a better option.
The time when this feature will be made available for all is not known. Wabetainfo expects the feature to be “remotely” enables very soon.