WhatsApp, new tools to customize chat: how they work

WhatsApp has added new colors to customize chats on the app. Here's how to unlock them and how to use them

To see the dark mode on the official version of WhatsApp is now only a matter of time, but in the meantime the developers are also working on other features and tools to improve the application. As anticipated by the guys at WaBetaInfo on their Twitter channel, WhatsApp has recently released a new beta version for Android (the number 2.20.60) with some interesting new features to customize conversations. In fact, new solid colors have been added to be used as backgrounds for chats.

For those who like to make their conversations unique, this is definitely great news: you can now choose from a lot of single-color backgrounds. WhatsApp decided to add these new colors also in view of the arrival of Night Mode that will bring a big change to the application's interface. All the colors, in fact, will be changed: green and white will be replaced by various shades of black, gray and blue. The "Dark Solid Colors" serve precisely to make the new WhatsApp interface less monochromatic. Here's how to set the new backgrounds in WhatsApp conversations.

WhatsApp, new colors for chat background

New colors to customize your conversations. WhatsApp developers are always working to respond to user requests. And a greater choice of colors to customize the chat goes precisely in this direction. In the 2.20.60 update for Android, a lot of new solid colors have been added for the backgrounds of conversations. Useful colors for both Dark Mode and Light Theme.

What does it change for users? At the level of usage and functionality practically nothing. But at the level of customizing the app a lot. And this can only please the users.

How to change the background on WhatsApp

How to use the new solid colors designed for the night mode of WhatsApp? The process to follow is very simple and it is the same you normally use to customize your conversations. You have to launch WhatsApp, press on Settings, then on Chats and finally on Wallpaper.

A window will appear at the bottom with several options: No Background, Gallery, Solid Colors, Background Library and Default. If you select "Solid Colors" you'll find all the new shades of wallpapers that WhatsApp has added, including those dedicated to dark mode that will save some battery life and tire your eyes less.

When the WhatsApp update arrives

For participants in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android the update should already be available. If by chance you haven't received it yet, try to force it through the Google Play Store or alternatively wait a few more days: the release is gradual.