WhatsApp for iOS 23.13.80: what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store: the build number is 23.13.80.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a tweaked interface that features translucent bars!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Translucent bars
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp for iOS 23.13.80 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same interface by installing the previous update of the app.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? Although WhatsApp didn’t announce the feature in the official changelog on the App Store, we can confirm that more users may receive it over the coming weeks.
Previous news? WhatsApp news of the week: sticker suggestion feature and high-quality videos!


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we announced that an enhanced interface was available to some beta testers. With the new interface, WhatsApp is enabling users with a redesigned experience by offering a translucent tab bar and navigation bar. As announced in the previous article, a similar interface was already available on WhatsApp for iOS 7, but WhatsApp decided to discontinue the translucent effect for unknown reasons. In the past few days, the WhatsApp for iOS 23.13.80 update was released on the App Store. Although the official changelog from the App Store doesn’t mention news regarding the interface, we can confirm that this is widely rolling out to users on the stable release!

The official changelog still mentions that an updated sticker tray with improved navigation is available, along with a larger set of avatar stickers, announced in the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS 23.13.78 update. In addition, we can now confirm that a tweaked interface is finally available to more users with the latest update of the app from the App Store. As shown in the screenshot, you need to open any section of the app to see if the translucent effect is available. It’s worth noting that you may need to restart the app once after installing this update.

If you don’t have this feature, note that some accounts may receive it over the coming weeks, as indicated in the official changelog. Please stay ahead by regularly updating WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get the feature in the future in case you don’t have it after installing this update.

The tweaked interface that offers translucent bars is finally available for iOS users that install the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store. Make sure to install this update to enjoy a better user experience.

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