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WhatsApp is planning big changes to its design

The latest beta versions of WhatsApp come with some big UI changes.

whatsapp logo on blurred background

Meta has released several big updates for WhatsApp in recent months. Now it seems the overall look is due for a refresh, as beta versions have a new UI.

The recent updates brought long-awaited features to the messaging service. These include the addition of HD video support, HD photo support, and screen-sharing.

Now the messaging app has features that rival video-calling platforms like Zoom or Google Meet.

Throughout these changes, one thing has remained constant–WhatsApp’s design. If we look back at the past few years, there have been few notable visual changes.

The latest WhatsApp betas show major changes are coming to the UI. 

Multiple changes to the WhatsApp UI

screenshots of the upcoming whatsapp ui changes
Source: WABetaInfo

According to WABetaInfo, the recent WhatsApp betas include multiple UI redesigns. The beta for Android devices tested a new UI, with a white top bar and a green WhatsApp logo.

A second Android beta brought multi-account functionality to some testers. This makes it possible for more than one WhatsApp account to be used without cloning the app.

Not to be left out, the betas for iOS users got other new UI changes. These included new buttons for the navigation bar, a filtering system for business and personal chats, and more UI elements in green instead of blue.

WABetaInfo notes that these features are also found in the Android beta updates, even if they’re not live for testers just yet.

WhatsApp has a rolling release schedule, even for testers. It’s not clear at this time when these changes will arrive, or when they will be included in the public builds.

The important thing to know is that Meta is finally updating the UI to be more modern.

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