Whatsapp To Get Dark Mode On Android

WhatsApp To Get Dark Mode On Android


Beta versions of WhatsApp for Android often reveal the new features and improvements that are in development. The latest beta has now been submitted and version 2.19.82 reveals that a dark mode is being developed for the Android app. This feature is obviously not available for everyone just yet.

There has been sort of a dark mode awakening among app developers over the past couple of months. Many popular apps have been updated with support for the darker theme. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is evidently making a similar move.

Apple Tv Gets Playstation Vue's Multi-picture Mode

Apple TV Gets PlayStation Vue's Multi-Picture Mode


PlayStation Vue, Sony’s live TV streaming service, isn’t just available on the company’s gaming consoles as the name might have you believe. It’s available on a wide variety of platforms including the Apple TV. The Apple TV is now getting a feature which has been available on the PS4 app for PlayStation Vue: multi-picture mode.

Sony is rolling out the multi-picture feature for PlayStation Vue on the Apple TV starting today. It will roll out the feature to the set-top box by way of an update for the app. The multi-picture mode allowed users to have three channels running on the screen at the same time. Sony is going to improve it further for the Apple TV by supporting four channels at the same time instead of three on the PlayStation 4.

Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode

Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode


Google released the developer preview of Android Q yesterday ahead of formally unveiling the latest iteration of its mobile operating system later this year. The developer preview has revealed some of the new features that Google has been working on. A new report points out that Android Q brings support for a native desktop mode.

This won’t be the first time that a software solution has been created to provide a workstation-like experience powered by an Android device. Samsung’s DeX is perhaps the most recent example and the company even did away with the requirement to use a dock for the experience. You can hook up Samsung’s latest flagships directly to a display through the USB-C port and use DeX.

Pokemon Go Gets Ar Portrait Mode On Android

Pokemon Go Gets AR Portrait Mode On Android


Pokemon Go developer Niantic confirmed earlier this month that it would be rolling out an AR portrait mode for the popular game on Android. This feature is called “Go Snapshot” and it lets players use the app to take AR photos. This feature is now live for Pokemon Go on Android devices.

Do bear in mind that the Go Snapshot feature can only be accessed by players or are a Level 5 or above trainer. This means that you can’t just start playing the game from scratch and use this feature. You’ll have to go out and walk around to capture some Pokemon if you’re able to take AR photos with your favorite monster.

Leaked Early Android Q Build Hints At Desktop Mode

Leaked Early Android Q Build Hints At Desktop Mode

Recently the folks at XDA managed to get their hands on what is apparently an internal build of Android Q, and based on their findings, it seems that one of the features is that it might finally bring system-wide dark mode to Android. However another feature that they discovered is that Android Q could also introduce a desktop mode for Android.

This is based on the discovery of a new Developer Option called “force desktop mode”. Unfortunately details about this mode is scarce but its description reads, “force experimental desktop mode on secondary displays”. However based on its name, XDA has speculated that it could be similar to what Samsung attempted with its DeX device, or EMUI’s Easy Projection-type feature.

Android Q Might Bring A System-wide Dark Mode

Android Q Might Bring A System-Wide Dark Mode


Google has gradually been updating some of its core apps with a dark theme. It’s present in apps like YouTube, Messages, Google News, and even some parts of the Maps app. To some, it felt like Google was setting the stage for a system-wide dark mode in Android and it appears that the company might deliver it with Android Q, the next major version of its mobile platform.

A post by one Googler by the name of Lukasz Zbylut on the Chromium bug tracker raises the possibility that Android Q might finally bring a system-wide dark mode for the platform. The dark, more battery-friendly theme is widely appreciated so many users will be pleased if Google goes ahead with this.

Android Update Forces 'night Mode' When Battery Saver Is Enabled

Android Update Forces 'Night Mode' When Battery Saver Is Enabled

Image credit – Android Police

Google loves the color white. The majority of Google’s apps and services on both the web and mobile use a lot of white in its design, which we can’t say we blame them for using because it does help to create a very clean and minimalist look which helps in the app’s overall user-friendliness.

Google Confirms That Dark Mode Helps With Android's Battery Life

Google Confirms That Dark Mode Helps With Android's Battery Life

We’re seeing more companies introduce dark mode to their apps these days. There are obvious reasons for dark mode, such as making an app easier on the eyes when using the app at night, and also giving users more options and flexibility in terms of how an app looks like. As it turns out, dark mode is also great for battery life.

During the Android Dev Summit, it seems that Google has confirmed that dark mode is better for overall battery life on Android. The company showed off a presentation slide where an app in dark mode and in max brightness draws considerably less power than an app that uses a lot of white in its design.

How To Enable Night Mode On Android

How To Enable Night Mode On Android

Some might not know this, but the blue light emitted by your smartphone, tablet or computer screen, causes severe eye strain, which in return makes it less likely for you to have a good night sleep.

In this tutorial, we are going to be guiding you through the two best options you have to save yourself from the harmful blue light, by making use of ‘Night Mode’ on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Whatsapp Picture-in-picture Mode Rolling Out On Android

WhatsApp Picture-In-Picture Mode Rolling Out On Android

WhatsApp has been testing a new feature for its Android app that will enable users to view videos hosted on select platforms using the Picture-in-Picture or PiP mode. This feature wasn’t available in the 2.18.234 Android beta version but improvements have since been made to it and now the feature has been enabled for all users who use the beta version.