WhatsApp's new feature: iPhone users will soon get Dark Mode

WhatsApp update brings shopping catalogues to your chat app

WhatsApp update brings shopping catalogues to your chat app

There are also redesigns made to the contact image when the profile picture or group icon has not been added.

Another interesting feature that is now being tested on the beta version is that a user will be notified whenever he/she has blocked and unlocked a contact. WhatsApp had tested bits and pieces of a dark theme since March 2019-back when other popular apps had begun rolling out dark modes-while early references to the dark theme can be traced all the way back to September 2019.

This comes after an announcement from Facebook that it will be branding its properties such as WhatsApp and Instagram more clearly so that they can be associated with their parent company.

WhatsApp is working on some very important updates for its iOS users.

The Facebook footer is visible on the welcome screen as well as in the settings menu of the latest WhatsApp beta version. So now WhatsApp appears to be adopting the Facebook products to feature the rebranding through the new footer.

If you're a business owner who relies on WhatsApp Business to communicate with your customers, you can create a catalogue of your items by heading to Settings Catalog within the app. WhatsApp Business is a separate app for iPhone and Android that you'll need to download from the relevant stores. The beta update may cause some issues on users' device since it's meant for testing purposes only and may contain bugs. Meanwhile, there is still no update on when the much-awaited Dark Theme for WhatsApp will be launched. The splash screen, homescreen widget, and chat wallpaper all switch to their dark versions, without any hacks or tricks. If you have Dark Mode enabled, WhatsApp will implement Dark Mode in the application.

WhatsApp has also fixed the bug that crashed the application while listening to voice messages.