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 rolling out a new interface for the app settings, along with a profile tab, and it is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Settings – new interface|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it’s rolling out to more users over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||Elementary Pancake, Sc, Muhammad Hammad, UnluckyTester, and Rama, for testing and reporting.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on a recent history-sharing feature for new group participants!|
SETTINGS – NEW INTERFACE
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update, we announced a new redesigned interface for the app settings. The new settings interface is part of the recent improvements introduced to the application in order to make the interface more modern and intuitive. After releasing the revamped interface for the app settings in the WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 update, WhatsApp is now rolling out the same interface to some beta testers who install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update from the Google Play Store!
As you can see in this screenshot, it’s very easy to check if the feature is available for our WhatsApp account. After a restart of the application, we should notice a new entry point that displays our profile photo, within the top app bar that redirects to the app settings. This section is now called “You” and includes new icons and additional entry points to the most important feature: privacy settings, the contacts list, and our profile. In addition, a new shortcut placed above the profile photo enables us to view and share our personal QR Code.
We believe the new interface for the app further highlights their dedication to providing the app with a refreshed and enhanced appearance. In fact, some other sections of the app (for example, the “Account” screen) now also include new icons, contributing to delivering a modern user experience. However, it’s very important to note that this update also introduces a fix for the app widget that was unable to load content in the previous updates.
The new interface for the settings section, along with a profile tab, is available to some beta testers that install the latest update of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store, and it’s rolling out to even more people over the coming days.
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