WhatsApp has allegedly scrapped plans to roll out a ‘dark mode’ for Android.
The Facebook-owned app was believed to be planning to follow in the footsteps of tech giants like Apple and Twitter, which both offer the ability to select dark backgrounds.
But now the reliable WhatsApp news website WABetaInfo has dashed the hopes of people looking forward to seeing this feature rolled out. According to the tweet, ‘I know that it might be very ironic, but WhatsApp has completely removed the dark mode (that was under development) in the Android app,’ WEBetaInfo tweeted.
The news prompted a minor outpouring of rage. ‘WhatsApp is going to be dead,’ one fan tweeted. ‘There are no interesting features anymore.
Many users are now falling back to the use of third party WhatsApp like GBwhatsApp despite the sudden temporary ban.