WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the TestFlight Beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199 for WhatsApp Business.
I always recommend to back up your chat history before updating to the new beta: if there is something wrong with the update, your messages are safe on iCloud and you can downgrade to the precedent version from TestFlight or App Store.
Let’s find out together what is new ..
- All features and changes listed in this article will be available in the next version on the App Store, the 2.19.110 official update (except for the Dark Theme). These will be applied for the next WhatsApp Messenger beta too on TestFlight.
- If you want to join the WhatsApp Business beta program on TestFlight, you can consider to join my Discord Server, in order to receive push notifications when a beta access is available (if the beta program is currently closed), or check out my TestFlight page every day.
- If you are curious to join other beta programs (including WhatsApp Messenger), you can visit my TestFlight page: a great collection of a lot of beta links.
WhatsApp has implemented a new splash screen when you open WhatsApp Business!
Finally you can set labels to chat and messages. You can find Labels in the chat list section:
You can start to add labels or to create a new label category to quickly manage your chats and customers:
Some months ago, I’ve announced that WhatsApp was working on a small redesign in the app.
Yes, I meant a UI redesign on WhatsApp for iOS (I wasn't talking about the dark mode, but something else).— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) July 18, 2019
The UI redesign won't be exaggerated, only a few elements of the app will be redesigned with a new layout, in future.
The dark mode will get that UI redesign too. https://t.co/pefzUDHjmV
Finally WhatsApp has implemented the redesign in the latest WhatsApp Business beta for iOS!
When you open WhatsApp Business beta, you will immediately notice some differences about cell animations and icons:
Icons in the chat are also redesigned as follow (read receipts here):
The Dark Mode feature is still under development. It means you cannot use this feature yet, but we can start to show you something about it.
In the 2.19.292 Android beta update WhatsApp has implemented (but still under development) Dark Bubbles.
Now we can show the same Dark Bubbles for iOS!
We don’t know yet when WhatsApp is going to release the Dark Mode, but they are working on it. Stay tuned!
Let us know on Twitter if you like these features and read our next announcements on our Telegram Channel!
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