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WhatsApp Beta gains dark mode in latest update

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What you need to know

  • WhatsApp Beta now has a dark mode available for testing.
  • Dark mode is available starting with version 2.2205.2.0 of WhatsApp Beta.
  • WhatsApp Beta allows people to test out upcoming and experimental features, such as the multi-device experience that lets you sync multiple pieces of hardware to a WhatsApp account.

WhatsApp Beta just received dark mode in its latest update. Version 2.2205.2.0 adds a stylish dark mode to the app that testers can now try out. The addition is not noted on the Microsoft Store listing for WhatsApp Beta on the Microsoft Store, but we've been able to enable dark mode in our testing.

Dark mode persists throughout the app, including the settings page, chat background, and title bar.

WhatsApp Beta lets people test out experimental and upcoming features for WhatsApp. For example, the app supports the new multi-device feature that lets users sync WhatsApp from multiple pieces of hardware. When using the multi-device feature, people can stay connected to WhatsApp even if their phone is offline.

You can also use ink in WhatsApp Beta, which adds another way to communicate with your friends and family members.

As with all beta versions of applications, you may run into some performance issues or bugs when using WhatsApp Beta. If you'd like to try it out, you can grab it for free through the Microsoft Store. WhatsApp Beta is avaialble on both Windows 11 and Windows 10.

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WhatsApp Beta allows you to try out upcoming and experimental features for WhatsApp, such as multi-device syncing that lets you use WhatsApp even when your phone is off. The app's latest update adds a stylish dark mode.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

5 Comments
  • The last time I tried it, it was a stuttery and slow mess that slowed the entire PC down, but it's quite smooth now. Certainly worth a try now.
  • Can it make phone calls?
  • I haven't actually tried it, but there are buttons for both audio and video calls.
  • i want them to sync my background from my phone or at least let me choose my own wallpaper, i want decent animated stickers like telegram stickers, change chat bubbles color to something else
  • It looks pretty modern, way better than the default color option. For those who would like to try it, it makes phone calls, video calls, gif and that's it for now. It works perfect for me because I have my working number added while I use the stable version with my personal and all the features.