WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on a redesigned message menu inspired by the context menu available on iOS, and it will be released in a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||Redesigned message menu|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing a redesigned menu when selecting messages to a future update of the app.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Windows gets feature to keep messages and redesigned message menu with reaction bar|
REDESIGNED MESSAGE MENU
After installing the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, some lucky beta testers were able to experience a tweaked interface with the bottom navigation bar. With this interface, WhatsApp is making the interface of the Android app a bit similar to iOS, and it seems more changes to the interface are planned for a future update. In particular, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, we discovered that WhatsApp plans to redesign the message menu in a future update of the app:
As you can see in this screenshot, a redesigned menu shows up when selecting a message, and it is evident that it is inspired by the context menu available on iOS. Note that this is still not available in the current beta because it is under development, but we can confirm you it is coming in a future update of the app.
With the redesigned menu, WhatsApp shows that the company is really putting effort into making the app look better, not just work better. Android users liked the new menu on the iOS app, and we think bringing it to Android is a smart choice to get positive feedback. In our opinion, this also demonstrates how WhatsApp values user feedback and their commitment to enhancing the application.
The redesigned message menu is under development and it will be released to beta testers in a future update of the app. As always, we will post an additional article when we have further information to share with you.
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