WhatsApp is set to introduce a significant redesign of its user interface (UI). The popular messaging app has been subtly tweaking its UI over the past few months, but a more comprehensive overhaul is on the horizon.
The upcoming changes were first spotted in the beta versions of WhatsApp for both Android (188.8.131.52) and iOS (184.108.40.206). These versions are expected to feature a design revamp that includes new colors, buttons, and chat filtering capabilities.
One of the most notable changes is the introduction of a filter option for the chat screen. This feature will allow users to sort their chats into categories such as unread messages, personal conversations, or business chats. This update will be available for both iOS and Android users, enhancing the organization and accessibility of chats.
In addition to this, iOS users will also receive a convenient button on their bottom navigation bar for self-chats, a feature currently absent on the Android version.
The redesign also includes aesthetic changes. The top bar will sport a new color, and the navigation tabs will be relocated to the bottom of the screen. While it remains unclear whether users will be able to swipe between all the tabs as before, it is unlikely that WhatsApp would compromise on its user-friendly navigation.
The new design’s dark mode details remain under wraps, but it is speculated that it will blend the bottom and top parts more seamlessly with the rest of the chat screen’s dark colors. Furthermore, the redesign will incorporate more rounded edges throughout the app, completing the fresh look.
This major redesign, which has already started appearing in the beta version of WhatsApp, is expected to roll out to the stable version soon. As we await the official launch, these updates signal WhatsApp’s commitment to continually improving its platform to meet the evolving needs of its users.