WhatsApp for iPhone Might Get 2 Versions of Dark Theme, Netflix Trailer Streaming Feature Arrives

WhatsApp for iPhone Might Get 2 Versions of Dark Theme, Netflix Trailer Streaming Feature Arrives

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There is no word when dark theme on WhatsApp arrives via the stable channel

 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • WhatsApp can now play Netflix trailer links in the app itself
  • This feature is only available on WhatsApp’s iOS client
  • WhatsApp on iOS might feature three dark theme configurations

WhatsApp has long been rumoured to introduce a dark theme on its mobile app, but so far, we have only seen traces of it. It appears that WhatsApp on iOS will get two versions of dark theme that will vary in the strength of black shade applied across the app’s interface. Moreover, the WhatsApp app on iOS has reportedly introduced a new feature that will let users stream trailer videos of Netflix content in the app itself. Lastly, a new WhatsApp beta update has also arrived for the Android app, featuring a new lock icon shade for the dark theme.

WABetaInfo has spotted more details about dark theme in the latest beta build of WhatsApp on iOS. The updated version of the app suggests that dark theme on WhatsApp’s iOS client will be implemented in the form of three configurations, but at the moment, only two configurations are active. The only difference between the two dark theme configurations on WhatsApp for iOS is that they utilise different shades of black.

One of the dark theme configurations applies a lighter tone of black across the table and cell backgrounds, while the other one opts for a darker tone. However, both the themes share an identical background for the chat bubbles. It is not known if WhatsApp will let users select the dark theme configuration, but chances are it will be selected and applied automatically based on device accessibility settings