WhatsApp Android app could get new UI with white app bar on top, beta update suggests

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new user interface for its Android app. The design change by Meta’s own instant messaging app reportedly brings improvements to the top app bar and UI elements. In the new theme, the top bar is displayed in white color while other UI elements are displayed in green color. The overhauled design of WhatsApp was reportedly spotted in WhatsApp for Android beta version, available through the Google Play Beta program. However, it is not yet visible to all testers. Recently, WhatsApp also introduced support for sending HD photos and videos.

According to a report by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new user interface for its Android app. The design overhaul was reportedly spotted in Android beta version, available through the Google Play Beta program. The new user interface is still under development and not visible to all beta testers.

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The report includes a screenshot of the new design. In the screenshot, the top app bar is shown in a white tint, while other UI elements, including the app name, are shown in a green tint. The navigation bar is located at the bottom of the app. The WhatsApp redesign could be a move by Meta to align with Google’s latest Material Design 3 guidelines.

The updated WhatsApp for Android UI will likely be available in a future update. It may also be updated before the final release. The instant messaging platform is also reportedly working on a design overhaul of its iOS app. According to WABetaInfo, the changes were spotted in the TestFlight app with the latest WhatsApp Beta for iOS update.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp also started rolling out the ability to send HD videos via a new toggle in the app earlier this month. Support for sending high-resolution images has also been introduced. WhatsApp for Android update allows users to share videos in 720p resolution instead of the standard – and default – 480p resolution.

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Chrissy Callahan

Chrissy Callahan is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chrissy Callahan joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ChrissyCallahan@worldtimetodays.com.

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