WhatsApp for Android is testing the iOS-like bottom navigation bar on the Beta channel. As spotted by WABetaInfo, the latest v126.96.36.199 build brings a refreshed home screen appears to the messenger, adopting the iPhone-like navigation bar at the bottom.
As the tab options shift to the bottom, the app ditches the ability to switch across tabs with swipe gestures. There are uncertainties about whether the developers will continue to test the new user interface or stop it from hearing negative feedback from the users.
This redesigned interface with a bottom navigation bar is gradually rolling out to more beta testers that install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store. If WhatsApp continues, the new design will appear on more accounts in the coming days.
The report also noted that some users are facing issues like the app crashing post-installation of the latest build. If you are facing the same problem, simply, downgrade to the previous version or wait for a while until WhatsApp rolls out the next build or hotfix update.
WhatsApp Android App Updates – 188.8.131.52 Beta
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.
To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.
WhatsApp for Android 184.108.40.206 – STABLE
WhatsApp for Android 220.127.116.11 – BETA
- Get the latest WhatsApp Beta via the Link
Take a look at the features of WhatsApp
TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging
WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch
With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.
WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely
With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.
WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going
With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter
Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default
When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy
Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.
VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind
Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.
WhatsApp might allow texting a WhatsApp user without WhatsApp account
WhatsApp might soon allow you to contact a user on WhatsApp even without having a WhatsApp account. To comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, WhatsApp reportedly began making changes in the application, which will bring the third-party chats feature.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update embeds a new section dedicated to the new regulations. Since the third-party chats section is under development, it appears empty and it’s not accessible to users.
This third-party chats feature is likely to let other people contact users on WhatsApp even if they don’t have a WhatsApp account. In case someone from Signal wants to get in touch with you but doesn’t have a WhatsApp account, they will still be able to text you.
Third-party chat support is under development and it will be available in a future update of the app.
WhatsApp’s Exciting Makeover: New Look and Enhanced Conversation Filters Coming Soon!
WhatsApp is about to drop a completely new user interface of the app to Android users. With WhatsApp Beta 22.214.171.124, WhatsApp released a new look and enhanced conversation filters. Besides, there are several improvements to the usability and appearance of the application.
Continuing the development, WhatsApp is surely working on a revamped user interface for Android users. The latest update brings White status bar and indicates that WhatsApp has plans to change the font for its app name, which will be in green color.
WhatsApp will also bring the ability to users so they can filter their conversations by sorting their chats to get a list of unread messages, personal conversations, or business chats. The UI is also getting refined, with buttons to toggle these filters now feature much more rounded edges compared to previous ones.
WABetaInfo confirms that the new interface with the White header and Green app name is under development. It will be available in a future update of the app. If you are in the Beta testing program, you may get the redesigned app after updating the app to version 126.96.36.199.