We reported Meta is beta testing the UWP version of the WhatsApp app for desktop on Microsoft Store a few months back, it has now got much-needed dark mode, here is how you can enable and use it on Windows 11 or Windows 10.
WhatsApp UWP App (Beta)
It’s worth noting that WhatsApp UWP App for Windows with Windows 11 design, rounded corners, Acrylic Material effect that use Universal Windows Platform for first the time is currently available in beta version.
When we reviewed the App in November last year, it hasn’t supported dark mode, now seems as if Meta has pushed an update to the WhatsApp app on the Store to make this possible.
- Windows 11 or Windows 10
- Microsoft Store
- WhatsApp beta
- version: 2.2205.2.0 or higher
- Windows 11 UI
- Rounded corners
- Acrylic material effect
- Uses Universal Windows Platform
- inking, traditional toast notifications, and multi-device support.
Note: With multi-device feature support, users don’t always need their phone turned on for Whatsapp to work on Windows, but you still need to enroll your device in multi-device beta to use the feature.
How to install WhatsApp app beta on Windows
- Visit this link in the web browser to open in Microsoft Store
- Click install and open it
- Click Get started, open WhatsApp on your phone
- Click on Settings and select Linked devices
- Click on Link a Device, scan the QR code that appears on the screen on your computer
- WhatsApp app fetches recent chat messages and displays them, it may take a while, depending on your internet connection speed.
Why does Dark Mode matter?
The dark mode is everywhere. It is available on Operating Systems, websites, and Apps. It is designed to avoid eye strain at night and save battery. If you’ve set your Windows 11/10 in dark mode, you may want every App in it to support it for consistency, Whatsapp UWP App is no exception. The App has received support for the same recently.
How to enable Dark Mode for WhatsApp on Windows 11 and Windows 10
- Launch the WhatsApp UWP app on Windows
- Click on the Settings icon, select General
- Under theme for App color theme, choose System default
- When you’re running Windows 11 or Windows 10,
- Open Settings
- Visit Personalization and select a dark theme
Voila! Whatsapp interface, including all its Settings, chats sidebar, and everything goes completely dark and pleases your eyes at night.
Note: WhatsApp comes with light, dark, and system default color support modes.
Do you use WhatsApp on Windows 11 or Windows 10?