WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.353: 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 2.19.353.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!


  • The new Dark Theme feature is not available yet.
  • WhatsApp is working on this feature in the recent few updates, in order to ensure the best bug-free experience for you. WhatsApp is continuing to add new features for it, like the one added (but under development) in this update.
    For this reason it’s normal if you don’t see this features in WhatsApp, seen that it is under development.
  • If you don’t see the update on the Play Store, please be patient until Google will roll out for you (probably in according to WhatsApp preferences).

WhatsApp is working very hard for implementing a Dark Theme. After developing for a lot of times, the Dark Theme got excellent results. In our opinion it was ready because any color in the app was correctly turned to dark, but obviously this does not mean that WhatsApp is going to release it right now, unfortunately.
Another sign for the development of the Dark Theme was discovered in the new 2.19.353 update, that brings new hidden details for the feature.
In according to our recent discoveries, WhatsApp can automatically enable/disable the Dark Theme based on your Battery Saver settings (removing the old System default option, for unsupported Android versions):

The Set by Battery Saver option will be visible on Android 9 and lower versions, instead on Android 10 we will see the System default option.
As we have previously explained, the Dark Theme is ready but it’s not available yet, and there is not a known release date.
However WhatsApp doesn’t stop to amaze us, continuing to improve it with new features, like the Battery Saver option on Android 9 and earlier.
We are monitoring the feature and when it is enabled for beta testers, we will surely publish an announcement!


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