WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new interface for its Android app. The design tweak for the Meta-owned instant messaging app has reportedly enhanced the top app bar and UI elements. In the new design, the top bar is shown in white and other UI elements are shown in green. The improved design of WhatsApp has reportedly been spotted in WhatsApp beta version 184.108.40.206 for Android, which is available through the Google Play Beta program. However, it is not yet visible to all testers. Recently, WhatsApp also rolled out support for sending high-definition photos and videos.
according to a Report Through WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new interface for its Android app. The design improvement is said to have been spotted in the Android 220.127.116.11 beta, which is available through the Google Play Beta program. The new interface is still under development and may not be visible to all beta testers.
The report contains screenshots of the new design. In the screenshot, the top app bar is shaded white, while other UI elements, including the app name, are shaded green. You can see that the navigation bar is arranged at the bottom of the application. WhatsApp’s redesign could be a move by Meta to align with Google’s latest Material Design 3 guidelines.
WhatsApp’s updated UI for Android may be rolling out in a future update. It may also be updated before the final release. The messaging platform is also said to be making design improvements to its iOS app. The changes were spotted in the latest WhatsApp iOS 18.104.22.168 beta update in the TestFlight app, WABetaInfo reported.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp also started rolling out the ability to send HD video earlier this month through a new switch in the app. It also rolled out support for sending high-resolution images. With the WhatsApp for Android 22.214.171.124 update, users can share videos in 720p resolution instead of the standard (default) 480p resolution.