By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
Published: 18:00 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 18:00 GMT, 3 March 2020
WhatsApp has announced it is finally rolling out 'Dark Mode' to its 1.5 billion users.
The new feature will give users the option to turn the background of their app interface from white to black to make it easier on the eye.
Users on Android 10 and iOS 13 can activate dark mode by enabling it in system settings, although the feature is also available for users on Android 9 and older.
It’s designed to reduce eye strain in low light environments and is set to ‘help prevent those awkward moments where your phone lights up the room’.
WhatsApp claims that Dark Mode is the most requested feature from its users worldwide.
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Dark Mode for WhatsApp offers 'a fresh look on a familiar experience' and is designed 'to reduce eye strain in low light environments'
‘We know we took our time, but we wanted to make sure it was right,’ the Facebook-owned app said.
‘We hope everyone enjoys Dark Mode, which is rolling out in the coming days on the latest version of WhatsApp.’
WhatsApp claims it has spent time ‘researching and experimenting’ with Dark Mode, with a particular focus on readability and ‘information hierarchy’.
The result is designed to minimise eye fatigue and uses colours that are closer to the default dark modes on Android and iOS.
For Android 10