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 rolling out a redesigned outlined button interface, and it’s available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||New button interface|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature by installing one of the following updates: 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.|
|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.|
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|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124: what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out a new menu to switch between audio and video message mode!|
NEW BUTTON INTERFACE
After releasing a new tweaked interface to some beta testers with the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, which features new colors, a white top app bar, and redesigned icons, WhatsApp keeps focusing on improving the interface by adding some other minor enhancements. In fact, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is currently introducing some improvements to its button interface. Specifically, WhatsApp is adding a subtle outline around these buttons. As always, the changes are only visible to some beta testers:
As you can see in this screenshot, these buttons appear different compared to the previous update of the app as they now include a subtle outline. It’s important to note that these outlined buttons are not limited to the ones shown in this screenshot as this update encompasses all buttons throughout the application, not limited to those found exclusively in the app settings.
In our opinion, refining the interface of the app by adding these outlines to the buttons represents an extra step toward to improve the overall user experience. We are aware that this minor alteration might seem insignificant at first glance, but it plays a significant role in enhancing the overall interface of the application. In fact, we think that these minor details contribute to a cleaner appearance as, when combined, result in a more refied and modern experience which better aligns with the latest guidelines of Material Design 3.
A redesigned button interface, which now includes a subtle outline, is available to some beta testers who install the latest versions of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store, and it’s rolling out to more people over the coming days.
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