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WhatsApp to add more colours to dark theme, allow group voice and video calls on web

The facebook-owned messaging app is planning to add colours to Dark Theme and enable calling on WhatsApp web. Read on to know more.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | June 17, 2020 | Updated 11:03 IST

Highlights

  • Facebook-owned messaging app is likley to add colours to Dark Theme
  • WhatsApp would allow users to make video and voice call through WhatsApp web.
  • he feature is still under development and it will be available in future for iOS, Android and WhatsApp Web in the future.

WhatsApp is working on a host of new features and now we hear that Facebook-owned messaging app is likley to add colours to Dark Theme and enable calling on WhatsApp web. Earlier, the reports suggested that the company will soon release the multi-device support for beta users and it is also testing a few features including a Search by date message, redesigned storage etc.

As per the latest reports by WAbetainfo, WhatsApp is likely to add new colours to the Dark theme and would allow users to make video and voice call through WhatsApp web. It was earlier being reported that WhatsApp is working on implementing Dark Theme for their web and desktop users. Now the Facebook-owned messaging app might add different colours to the dark theme.

"Today, thanks to the 2.2025.5 update, we have discovered that WhatsApp is working on a different Dark Theme using alternative dark colors (they are doing the same for the dark iOS bubbles)," the WAbetainfo report read.

As per the screenshots, the gray, bright yellow and green colours are visible. Once the feature is implanted, users can enable the feature on WhatsApp settings using WhatsApp Settings > Theme. The feature is still under development and it will be available in future for iOS, Android and WhatsApp Web in the future.

Apart from this, the WAbetainfo also told us that WhatsApp is working on implementing Voice and Video calls in the WhatsApp Web. The feature is available on Android and iOS app. The company is also planning to allow users to make group calls from the WhatsApp web as well. If the feature comes to the web soon, it might take on the video-conferencing apps Zoom and Google Meet.

Earlier, it was revealed that WhatsApp is planning to integrate Messenger Rooms into the app. The Messenger Rooms by Facebook that allows up to 50 people to join a video call might come to WhatsApp as the screenshots by WAbetainfo showed a messenger icon on the share sheet. Interestingly, you don't even need to have a Facebook account to join a call on Rooms.

The WhatsApp features tracker states that the the Android beta update had traces of Messenger Rooms being integrated to WhatsApp and the messaging app is also working to add Messenger Rooms Shortcut in the 2.2019.6 Web update.

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