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WhatsApp launches Dark Mode feature for both iPhone and Android

The feature is being rolled out with the latest version of WhatsApp

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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'Dark Mode' is designed to reduce eye strain in low-light environments

Facebook-owned on Tuesday announced to roll out the much-awaited 'Dark Mode' feature on both and devices globally.

'Dark Mode' is designed to reduce eye strain in low-light environments and prevent those awkward moments that happen when your phone lights up the room.

The feature is being rolled out with the latest version of

The users would notice a special dark gray background and off-white colour that lowers the brightness of the screen, cuts down the glare and improves contrast and readability, said the company.

"When designing dark mode, we spent time researching and experimenting with a focus on two particular areas: Readability and information hierarchy.

"When choosing colours, we wanted to minimise eye fatigue and use colours that are closer to the system defaults on and Android, respectively," said

"We also wanted to help users easily focus their attention on each screen. We did this by using colour and other design elements to make sure the most important information stands out," it added.

Users on 10 and iOS 13 can use Dark Mode by enabling it in system settings.

Users on 9 and below versions can go into WhatsApp settings, then chats, theme and select 'Dark'.

 

First Published: Tue, March 03 2020. 23:28 IST
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