WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 188.8.131.52.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!
|Name of the feature?||Redesigned chat bar|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 is compatible and it’s very recommended to install, but some previous beta versions are marked as supported.|
|I’ve the same version but I don’t see this news, why?||The feature has been released for specific beta testers only. More activations will be following later.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp is rolling out a security fix for WhatsApp on iOS|
WhatsApp was developing a new layout for the chat bar on WhatsApp for Android, since February 25, 2021. The feature was under development and it wasn’t available for beta testers.
Things are changing today: some WhatsApp users, installing the 220.127.116.11 beta update, are receiving today the activation from the server for a redesigned chat bar, when writing media caption:
As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp has completely redesigned the chat bar (the one on the right has the new interface), that now looks like the one implemented on WhatsApp for iOS.
The feature is available today for specific beta testers for the versions 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, but 188.8.131.52 increases the possibility to receive the feature from the server. If you don’t see this change, don’t worry: as we said above, WhatsApp is starting the test for specific beta testers, so more activations will be following in the next updates. Receiving this layout is rare, so if you see the new chat bar, it means you’re very lucky!
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