WhatsApp introduces default theme feature: Customise your chat themes

Personalisation option was spotted in the iOS v24.11.10.70 latest beta version of WhatsApp for iPhone
A representational image. — Unspalsh
A representational image. — Unspalsh

The Meta-owned messaging app WhatsApp is gearing up to enhance users' chatting experience with a personalised touch. Shortly, users will have the power to curate their default chat theme, tailouring their conversations to match their preferences. 

Rumours suggest that WhatsApp is currently working on a new feature that allows users to set a default theme by changing the colour of chat bubbles on the app. This personalisation option was spotted in development on iOS v24.11.10.70, the latest beta version of the app for iPhone. 

What to expect?

The feature, currently in development, will allow users to choose from five vibrant colours: green, blue, grey, red and purple. It will set the colour and wallpaper for chats on their phone, including a themed WhatsApp doodle background. 

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A new chat theme picker will be available in the settings menu. Unlike Instagram, setting up a chat will only apply to a single phone, and won't change the theme in the chat for both users. The instant messaging platform recently updated its colour scheme for iOS users, adopting a green tone for various elements such as buttons and notification counters. 

The new chat theme picker is expected to reach beta testers on iOS in the future, before coming to the stable channel. Since most of the features are shared on WhatsApp for iOS and Android, we can expect this feature to also come to the Android version of the app in the future.