WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.85: 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 2.19.85.
Let’s find out together what is new ..

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
  • The Dark Mode feature is not available yet.
  • WhatsApp is working on this feature in this update in order to ensure the best bug-free experience for you before to enable them for everyone.
  • For this reason, it’s ok if you have updated your WhatsApp version and it is not working for you seen that this feature is under development.
DARK STATUS BAR

We have published the first screenshots of the future Dark Mode on Android.
The feature is not available yet because WhatsApp is adding new improvements in every new update. In the 2.19.85 beta update, they worked to implement a dark mode for the status bar, deleting the Status Bar Green color:


OLD STATUS BAR LAYOUT WHEN DARK MODE IS ENABLED


NEW STATUS BAR LAYOUT WHEN DARK MODE IS ENABLED

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PRIVACY SETTINGS – DARK MODE

WhatsApp is also starting to redesign the Privacy Settings section, to make it compatible with the Dark Mode:

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CHANGE NUMBER SECTION – DARK MODE

They worked to implement the Dark Mode for the Change Number section, in WhatsApp Settings > Account:

We do not know when WhatsApp is going to enable this feature for everyone, there is no release date available unfortunately.
When there are new progress for new sections or the feature will be available in a new update, I will certanly announce it. Stay tuned!


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