WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.294: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.19.294.
WhatsApp continues to work on the upcoming Dark Theme: discover all details below!


  • The Dark Theme feature is not available yet.
  • WhatsApp is working very hard on the feature in the recent few updates, in order to ensure the best bug-free experience for you, before the release for everyone.
  • There is no issue if you have updated your WhatsApp beta version and it’s not visible for you, seen that it’s under development.
  • We have no details about when the feature will be released for everyone. So, for this reason, we invite you to be patient.

We have recently talked about the new development of the Dark Theme in the 2.19.289 and 2.19.292 beta updates, learning that WhatsApp is working to implement the theme using blue night colors. we learnt that WhatsApp was working again on the Dark Mode (called by the app Dark Theme). We have also discovered that the Dark Theme uses night blue colors, and that there will be a System default option to automatically set the theme.
In the precedent beta update, WhatsApp worked to implement Dark Bubbles for the theme (under development), instead in this version they improved the layout for Stickers and Emoji Background Selector, making it dark:

As you can see, WhatsApp is implementing a lot of improvements for the Dark Theme, in the recent beta updates. It probably means that WhatsApp is finally giving more priority for the feature, nevertheless we don’t know a release date for the availability of this theme.
We will continue to inform you for any change about the Dark Theme and, when available, we will post an announcement for you!


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