Activate Dark Mode in WhatsApp Web using Inspect Mode

Activate Dark Mode in WhatsApp Web using Inspect Mode

Enable Dark Mode in WhatsApp Web using Google Chrome

WhatsApp, one of the most popular social messaging platform recently introduced Dark Mode for their Android and iOS apps. This feature helps its users to spend more time on WhatsApp during night hours without any strain to the eyes. But, till this time they haven't introduced this feature to the web version which they told will roll out soon.

Dark Mode is a popular and very useful feature in Android and iOS devices which is trending nowadays. Recently, Xiaomi introduced their own custom Dark Mode for their devices running on MIUI 12. Google has also implemented a system-wide dark mode feature which allows its users to use dark mode in some of the default apps. Also, some of the popular social platforms like Instagram, Telegram etc have already rolled out dark mode for their latest versions.

As the Dark Mode is not available to the web version of WhatsApp (WhatsApp Web), you can utilize a simple trick to use it on your Desktop or PC. Some of the web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox comes with a feature called 'Inspect'. The Inspect tool can be used to edit the CSS of websites.

In this post, let us check out how to activate/enable dark mode in WhatsApp Web using the Inspect tool in Google Chrome:

How to Enable/Activate Dark Mode in WhatsApp Web using Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome browser.
  2. Go to WhatsApp Web.
  3. Activate WhatsApp Web (scan the QR Code using WhatsApp on your phone).
  4. After Activation, Right-click on the right side of the screen with mouse.
  5. Select the 'Inspect' option.
  6. Click on the 'body' option on the newly appeared inspect window at the right side of the screen.
  7. Search for the code, body class="web" and replace it as body class="web dark".
  8. Now press 'Enter'.
Done! Now the dark mode is successfully enabled for your WhatsApp Web version. Also note that, if you refresh the page, the dark mode will be automatically disabled. You can enable it again if you want.

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