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 working on a tweaked user interface for the app by implementing a bottom navigation bar, available in the future!
|Name of the feature?||Bottom navigation bar|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing a new user interface for the application to a future update.|
|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.|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206: what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to keep messages from disappearing!|
BOTTOM NAVIGATION BAR
Users have been requesting a redesign of the WhatsApp interface for some time, as they feel that the current interface is outdated and not as user-friendly as it could be after the recent updates of Android. Users also asked for a more modern and intuitive way to navigate the app, making it easier and quicker to access important features such as chats, calls, communities, and status, similar to the iOS app. As a result of these user requests, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update, we discovered that WhatsApp is finally working on a tweaked interface for the app that includes a bottom navigation bar:
As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is really developing a tweaked interface for the app by implementing a bottom navigation bar. Thanks to the bottom navigation bar, it will definitely be easier for users to navigate between the different sections of the app as they would be easily accessible from the bottom of the screen.
In our opinion, having a bottom navigation bar in WhatsApp for Android can provide consistency across different platforms: the WhatsApp interface differs between iOS and Android, which can be confusing for users who switch between the two. In addition, the development of the bottom navigation bar is a direct response to user requests for a more modern and intuitive navigation system: it seems WhatsApp has finally taken user feedback seriously and is working to implement changes that will improve the overall user experience of the app.
The tweaked user interface that includes a bottom navigation bar is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. When there are further details to share with you, there will be another article on this website.
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