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WhatsApp dark mode could be on its way to iPhone

The app's beta program reportedly includes the screen-darkening setting.

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The iPhone version of WhatsApp could add dark mode soon.

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It seems iPhone owners be able to add some noir to WhatsApp soon. The Facebook-owned messaging app's TestFlight beta program includes the setting in some recent testing notes, MacRumors reported. A beta of the update for WhatsApp's Android version was spotted last month, and likely hints at the features iOS users can expect. It adds a fresh theme option to the apps settings that'll let you manually swap between display modes or let your phone decide.

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WhatsApp didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Dark mode gives your phone's display a moody hue, but Google noted in 2018 that apps with the setting can reduce battery consumption on devices with OLED displays.

First published at 4:19 a.m. PT.
Updated at 4:57 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.