WhatsApp is said to be developing a new look for its Android app. According to a report, the design change made by the Meta-owned instant messaging app brings improvements to the top app bar and user interface elements. In the new design, the top bar shows up as white, while the other UI elements are green. WhatsApp’s improved design is said to have been spotted in WhatsApp for Android beta 18.104.22.168, available through the Google Play beta program. However, it is not yet visible to all testers. Recently, WhatsApp also rolled out support for sending HD photos and videos.
According to a report from WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp feature tracker, WhatsApp is developing a new look for its Android app. The design revision is said to have been spotted in Beta 22.214.171.124 for Android, available through the Google Play Beta program. The new interface is still under development and not visible to all beta testers
The report includes a screenshot of the new design. In the screenshot, the top bar of the app is shown in white tone while other UI elements including the app name are shown in green tone. The navigation bar appears arranged at the bottom of the application. WhatsApp’s redesign could be Meta’s move to align with Google’s latest Material Design 3 guidelines.
WhatsApp for Android’s improved user interface may be available in a future update. It can also be updated before the final version. The instant messaging platform is also reportedly undergoing a design overhaul for its iOS app. According to WABetaInfo, these changes were discovered in the latest WhatsApp beta update for iOS 126.96.36.199 in the TestFlight app.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp also started rolling out the ability to send HD videos through a new toggle in the app earlier this month. It also implements support for sending high-resolution images. With the WhatsApp for Android update 188.8.131.52, users can share videos in 720p instead of the standard – and default – 480p resolution.