The dark theme is already on WhatsApp Web, and you can easily activate it.

He dark mode came after a long wait to WhatsApp for Android, thus adapting to the trends that platforms such as Twitter, Google Chrome or Google’s own mobile operating system had already adopted from Android 10.

But not only the mobile app includes this function. With the update of the month of July 2020, which brought with it great innovations such as the possibility of sharing our profile through QR codes, animated stickers or the extension of the limit of participants in a group video call up to 8 people, WhatsApp brought the dark theme to the web version of the messaging app, so that those who use the service through their computer or tablet can use this function.

WhatsApp Web, dark theme

Activate the dark theme on WhatsApp Web without installing anything

For enable the native dark theme of WhatsApp Web, the steps to follow are very similar to those that we must follow to activate this function on our mobile:

  • Open WhatsApp web and log in.

  • Tap on the three dots icon in the upper left and then go to “Settings”.

  • Select the “Theme” option, and then check the “Dark” option.

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Once you’re done, WhatsApp Web will become dark in appearance, very similar to the one we can find in the mobile version, with gray and dark green backgrounds that appear both on the main page of the application and in the chat windows themselves.

Activate the dark theme in Chrome (and other Chromium-based browsers)

If WhatsApp Web native dark theme doesn’t quite convince you, or look for alternatives with somewhat different styles, you can turn to extensions that allow modifying the appearance of WhatsApp Web to your liking.

If you use Google Chrome on your computer as a web browser, or others based on Chromium such as Brave, you can easily activate the dark theme on WhatsApp Web using a free extension. To do this, you must follow these steps:

That’s it. Once you reopen WhatsApp Web or reload the page, the dark theme will have been applied and the appearance of the page will have changed.

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WhatsApp Dark Web

Turn on dark mode in Mozilla Firefox

In case of using Firefox, The process is very similar to the one we follow to activate the dark WhatsApp theme in Chrome. It is necessary to first download the same plugin that has been installed in the case of Chrome, and then add the corresponding style.

These are just two of the most effective ways to have a dark theme on WhatsApp Web something different from the original through third-party tools. However, there are other ways to achieve this, for example through extensions such as Dark Reader, available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

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