WhatsApp beta for iOS enhances the media picker feature by introducing a new bottom toolbar


After releasing the WhatsApp beta for iOS update on the TestFlight app, which also brings useful information about video messages, WhatsApp is now rolling out an improved media picker by introducing a new bottom toolbar, and it is available for some beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Redesigned media picker
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for iOS is marked as a compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature has been released to some beta testers. In case you don’t have this feature, please wait for a future update.
Previous news? WhatsApp news of the week: new account security features and companion mode!


Last week, we published an article where we announced a tweaked interface app sidebar on the native WhatsApp for macOS beta version. In addition, we announced a new style for different sections of the app during the development of the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, and it will be available at a later date. These improvements definitely confirm their commitment to improving the user interface by redesigning certain sections of the app, and something else just got a tweaked interface in the latest beta: the media picker!

Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update available on the TestFlight app, some beta testers may be able to get a redesigned media picker. With the tweaked media picker, users will be able to see which photos and videos they chose within a new bottom toolbar. If you want to discover if the feature is already enabled for your WhatsApp account, try to select more than one image within the media picker. In case the bottom toolbar appears, it means the feature is available for your account.

Thanks to the enhanced media picker that offers the new bottom toolbar, WhatsApp is improving the user experience by offering an overview of all selected media. In fact, it is also possible to scroll through the items within the toolbar, making it easier for users to see which images and videos have been selected: it is definitely more convenient to view them directly from the toolbar rather than scrolling through the entire media picker, especially when users selected items that are widely dispersed on the grid.

The redesigned media picker is available for some beta testers that install the latest beta version of WhatsApp for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.

Stay up-to-date on WhatsApp news by following WABetaInfo on Twitter where you can also discover other new features for WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, Web/Desktop, and Windows.


Do you like this news? Please, let us know on Twitter: we love hearing your feedback! If you’re curious to know where you can find WABetaInfo, there is a dedicated page where you can discover our services.
In addition, we have set up a Discord Server where you can chat with other people, get help and advice, and stay up to date with the latest announcements from WABetaInfo.