WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is and the TestFlight build is 23.10.0 (476506914).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on bringing a translucent effect to the tab bar, and it will be available in a future update!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Translucent effect
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing a translucent effect for the tab bar to a future update of the app.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? This feature is under development so it is not available to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we shared some information about a new design for several sections of the app. In particular, we explained that WhatsApp plans to bring a different design where several sections appear with rounded corners and small margins around the edges. This design is still in development and, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update available on the TestFlight app, we discovered another improvement in terms of user interface!

As you can see in this screenshot, the application’s tab bar appears with a translucent effect. This change is not yet visible even if you install the latest version of the application, because it is still in development. In fact, the tab bar still appears with a standard design without any effect in the current version of the application. We can confirm that a translucent effect will be applied to the tab bar in a future update of the app.

In our opinion, the update regarding the translucent effect for the tab bar will provide users with a more modern look to the application, making it visually appealing and more pleasing to the eye. In the past, a lot of elements of the interface appeared with a translucent effect. However, WhatsApp decided to remove that effect. When the translucent tab bar will be released, we think it can also enhance the overall user experience by making the interface definitely feel more elegant.

The translucent effect for the tab bar is under development and it is planned to be released in a future update of the app. We’re going to publish another article when we have new details about this feature to share with you.

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