Hints about WhatsApp for Android getting dark mode have been all over the place the past year or so. Now that it's been some time, enabling the long-awaited dark theme option is finally doable, though with a catch. For starters, having root access is mandatory.
Without further ado, here are the basic steps.
- Using a root-enabled file manager, navigate to
- Scroll to the end of the
.xmltext file and add the following line:
<boolean name="dark_mode" value="true" />
- Save and exit.
- Force stop WhatsApp.
- Reopen the app, go to the settings and enable dark mode.
From my brief testing, it appears so that the feature is nearly ready and I'm confident that they will roll it out fairly soon.
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