WhatsApp beta UWP 2.2201.2.0: what’s new?

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WhatsApp is rolling out a new update for the Universal Windows Platform app, through the official beta channel on the Microsoft Store, bringing the version up to 2.2201.2.0.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is improving some elements of the user interface.


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? UI Improvements
Status? Enabled
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta UWP 2.2201.2.0 is marked as compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t see the new UI elements, why? Please be sure that you’ve installed the 2.2201.2.0 update from the Microsoft Store.
Thanks: Hypogriff and anhelloooo for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp is rolling out the global voice note player

This is the second update of the year for the Universal Windows Platform app. While the previous one, the 2.2149.1.0 update, brought some bug fixes, the new version brings improvements for the user interface: in particular, some UI elements now follow rules from the Windows UI Library 2.7:

As you can see in these screenshots, the main differences are about colors and size. It’s nothing very important, but the fact that WhatsApp is starting to introduce improvements for the user interface is a step forward: we should expect more changes to the interface in the next beta updates and we hope to also see a compatible dark theme soon.
Note that WhatsApp is always looking for feedback to improve the new beta app, as mentioned in the article about the WhatsApp beta UWP 2.2145.3.0 update.

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