WhatsApp has been an app in my list that receives constant updates. The one update that I have been waiting for is the dark mode. As the app has a white background, it becomes a bit harder which eventually tires your eyes. But, the Facebook-owned messaging app is updating its other features and the new ones are definitely worth it.
The features were rolled out to Android beta users bearing the version 2.19.353. A WABetaInfo report claims that before a full-fledged dark mode is globally rolled out, WhatsApp will look into Battery Saver settings. This feature will automatically enable or disable the Dark Theme based on your Android device’s Battery Saver settings. This means that when your phone’s battery is low, the app will turn the app darker. Hold your horses, this update is available to users with Android 9 and lower versions on their smartphone. Android 10 already has a workaround for a dark WhatsApp.
Another interesting feature that WhatsApp recently introduced is the self-destructing messages. This will delete a message after a particular period of time that you can set. This feature is available only on the Android beta version. Once it is made available to everyone, self-destructing messages will work as a switch. Users will get 5 options – 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 1 year. For example, if you choose to set the timer at 1 hour, opts for 1 hour time interval, the messages sent post-selection will be deleted after an hour. Other social media apps like Snapchat, Telegram already use this feature.