prefer a dark theme than a light one? Well, the majority of us do, and we are grateful that WhatsApp added dark mode earlier this year to its smartphone app. Over the past few months, the business has reportedly been developing a dark mode for its web application. Despite the fact that the firm has not yet formally introduced the dark theme for WhatsApp Web, a workaround for enabling it has appeared online.
A WABetaInfo reader originally discovered the solution, which the tipster then posted online earlier this week. In order to immediately access dark theme on WhatsApp Web, just follow the procedures listed below:
How to Enable Dark Mode on WhatsApp Web
1. To log into the messaging app, go to web.whatsapp.com in a browser window and scan the QR code with WhatsApp Web.
2. To see the website code appear on your screen, right-click anywhere outside the message window and choose the Inspect Element option.
3. Look for the string “body class= web” here. To get the dark theme, you will need to make a small adjustment here.
4. Double-click web to open the code editor, change the text to web dark, and then press Enter to watch the new light theme transform magically into dark.
The dark theme for WhatsApp Web is not an AMOLED dark theme that is all black. Instead, it uses the same dark green/gray theme as Android-powered gadgets. It doesn’t look bad, but it also isn’t the best use of the dark theme.
The transformation is not permanent with this procedure, which is a crucial point to keep in mind. Using this technique, the dark theme won’t ever be applied to WhatsApp Web. As soon as you reload that browser window, it will vanish. To enable it, you’ll have to repeat the aforementioned procedures. In order to use the dark theme on WhatsApp Web before it is formally released in the upcoming weeks, there is only a short-term workaround.