WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 22.214.171.124 and the TestFlight build is 23.8.0 (466482628).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a new interface for the screen lock view, available for some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Screen lock – new interface|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it is rolling out to more people over the coming days.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS enhances the media picker feature by introducing a new bottom toolbar!|
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Check out TestFlight or Twitter to discover when it's available.
WhatsApp is always looking for new ways to improve its user interface and enhance user experience. Recently, WhatsApp released a redesigned sidebar for the native macOS app, and an improved media picker with a bottom toolbar, and it seems that the company is not done yet. In fact, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 update available on the TestFlight app, we discovered that WhatsApp is introducing a tweaked screen lock view:
As you can see in this screenshot, it is evident how the screen lock view is different from the one available in the previous update. In our opinion, the new screen lock view is definitely more intuitive and modern, as the label is now a button and the lock icon has been moved to the top of the screen. In addition, we think we may finally expect a screen lock option on the native macOS app soon due to this redesign. Note that some users may experience some issues with the new redesign as the screen lock view may unexpectedly appear even when it shouldn’t: this will surely be fixed in the next updates.
This is not the only redesign planned to be released to beta testers. As announced in the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 update, WhatsApp is working on bringing a new style to the app settings, where every section of the app settings appears with rounded corners and small margins around the edges. This confirms their commitment to improving the design of the app.
The redesigned screen lock view is available for some beta testers that install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.
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