WhatsApp can automatically change the theme based on the system level dark mode setting on your iPhone or Android. But did you know that you can set a different chat background based on the light or dark mode?
You can now set two different chat backgrounds, one for light mode and one for dark mode. Oddly enough, your iPhone or Android smartphone must be in the appropriate mode (light or dark) to set the chat background to the light theme or dark theme.
Set different wallpapers in WhatsApp on Android
Open the WhatsApp app on your Android smartphone and tap the three-dot menu button in the top right corner.
Select the option “Settings” in the context menu.
Go to the “Chats” section here.
Now select the “Background” button.
You will see a current preview of the background. If you’re in Light mode, you’ll see a light-themed background at the top. Tap the “Change” option.
You can only change the wallpaper for the mode you are in. To change the background for dark mode, switch to dark mode in Android first.
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You can then select a background from the “Bright”, “Dark”, “Solid Colors” or “My Photos” sections.
After you select a photo, you will see a preview of it. Here, tap on the “Set Wallpaper” option.
If you are in dark mode, you can also use the “Wallpaper Dimming” option to dim the background brightness.
Set different wallpapers in WhatsApp on iPhone
The process of setting different chat backgrounds for light and dark mode on iPhone is slightly different.
Open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone and go to the “Settings” tab. Select the option “Chats” here.
Now go to the “Chat Wallpaper” section.
If you are in light mode, you will see the ‘Choose a new wallpaper’ option here.
If you are in dark mode, you will see the option ‘Choose background for dark mode’.
In the next screen, choose from the collection “Bright”, “Dark” or “Solid Colors”. To choose your own photo, tap the “Photos” option.
Scroll around and tap a photo to choose it.
Select the “Set” button to use it as the background for all your chats.
You will now see the preview in the Chat Wallpaper window.
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If you set the wallpaper in dark mode, you will see a slider for dimming the background at the bottom. It allows you to dim the brightness of the background to make it more suitable in dark mode.
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