WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 188.8.131.52.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out enhancements to the interface of the app by following Material Design 3, making them available to an expanded group of beta testers starting today!
|Name of the feature?||Material Design 3|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 is marked as a compatible update, but some lucky beta testers may be able to get the same feature by installing the previous 220.127.116.11 beta build.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have these enhancements. Why?||These improvements are still available to some beta testers, but they will be released to more people over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||Shree Ram Meher, Technical MJ TV, sword18x, SANJAYA, and mamiiblt, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168: what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to initiate group calls with up to 15 people!|
MATERIAL DESIGN 3
In the past weeks, we’ve kept our readers informed about the latest updates regarding the interface of the application in the most recent versions of WhatsApp beta for Android. We started by announcing a bottom navigation bar, available in the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update. Next, we shared details about the redesigned floating action button and new toggles in the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update. Lastly, we revealed the introduction of new rounded alerts through the WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update and rounded menus with the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 version. Initially, these features were limited to a small group of users, but with the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, it appears that many more people are now included in the rollout!
Through this screenshot, you can understand the main changes regarding the new interface of the application. The rounded menus are now available to more users, along with the bottom navigation bar and the new floating action button. In addition, we can confirm that further enhancements to the interface are available with the release of the new rounded alerts and redesigned toggles, which are finally available to more beta testers. About the chats tab and the floating action button, they have been redesigned in this update in order to represent an incoming message bubble, as shown in the attached screenshot.
Thanks to this update, many more users will be able to experiment with the latest improvements to the interface that align with the Material Design 3 guidelines. Although these improvements are now available to an expanded group of beta testers, some users may not yet be able to experience the changes for some reason, even after updating to this version. As a result, we always recommend keeping your WhatsApp version up to date by installing new beta versions from the Google Play Store.
The enhancements regarding the interface by following Material Design 3 guidelines are available to some more testers that install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Google Play Store, and they are rolling out to even more people over the coming days.
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