WhatsApp\u2018s upcoming Dark Mode is perhaps one of the most awaited dark themes, as the popular messaging service with over\u00a01.5 Billion Monthly Active Users as of early 2018\u00a0has been incredibly slow to adopt a darker theme for its predominantly white interface. WhatsApp had tested bits and pieces of a dark theme\u00a0since March 2019\u2014back when other popular apps had begun rolling out dark modes\u2014while early references to the dark theme can be traced\u00a0all the way back to September 2019. We have witnessed\u00a0signs of progress over the past months, but WhatsApp has not initiated any rollouts nor have they announced anything yet. If you are feeling absolutely restless and just want to enable a dark theme in WhatsApp, you can force enable a dark theme for the app (and other apps) through Developer Options settings on\u00a0Android 10\n\n\n\n The option for force enabling dark themes across unsupported apps has been present since Android Q, so this isn\u2019t exactly brand new information. But with more and more apps officially adopting a dark theme, this option has been relegated out of the limelight as it could cause issues with how an unsupported app displays visual elements. Now, Android 10 is much more widely available across flagships and mid-rangers alike, and so many other devices have also received Android 10\u00a0custom ROMs. So it is worth revisiting this setting in light of WhatsApp\u2019s lethargy towards dark mode. \n\n\n\n To enable dark mode on WhatsApp and other unsupported apps, all you have to do is enable Developer Options on your Android 10 device, and then scroll down to the \u201cOverride force-dark\u201d setting and enable it. Doing so on my OnePlus 7 Pro and\u00a0OnePlus 6\u00a0themes WhatsApp to a darker color palette. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n You can also enable the same on older Android versions on certain OEM skins which have a similar option baked in to force-enable dark themes. For instance, the recent Color OS 6 update based on Android 9 Pie for the Realme 3 and Realme 3i contain a switch for system-wide dark mode as well as for enabling it on apps like WhatsApp. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n On versions of Android older than Pie, you can also\u00a0trigger dark mode through ADB\u00a0or other dedicated apps. Do note that this method won\u2019t work with all devices since some manufacturers completely disable the night mode option on their phones. \n\n\n\n You can change the white background within a conversation\/chat with the dark wallpaper that was\u00a0recently spotted. If you are interested, we have decompiled the APK and extracted the dark wallpaper, so you can simply\u00a0download the image by saving it from this link. \n\n\n\n As has been the case for more than a year now, it is unknown when WhatsApp will roll out a dark theme officially. Until then, you can make use of these options to fulfill your needs. If you are looking to theme WhatsApp on Windows or MacOS, we have you\u00a0covered there as well.