Other than a white top bar, design changes in the Whatsapp Android beta hint at an improved user interface for the official app.
The WhatsApp Android app is rumored to be getting a facelift that will include a new color scheme and redesigned UI components.
Recent rumors suggest that the white top bar will be joined by WhatsApp’s signature green on other UI elements in the forthcoming release. The latest WhatsApp Android beta, version 184.108.40.206, includes these color adjustments. However, not all beta testers have access to this version just yet.
In screenshots of the Android beta version of WhatsApp, the white hue of the top bar is almost identical to that of the remainder of the app, with only a faint shadow separating the two. The WhatsApp logo, which is white in the current version of the program, will now be green.
The old app’s camera, search, and ellipsis buttons are white, but they’re now black, which works well with the overall design and makes them easier to spot.
The bottom-placed navigation bar is one of the most noticeable changes to the app’s interface. This is in keeping with the iOS version of WhatsApp, which has featured a similar bar for some time now; it helps to make the app’s visual weight seem evenly distributed across the screen.
Among the many redesigns WhatsApp has been hard at work on is updating the look of the Mac version to make it consistent with other MacOS programs and introducing group video and voice calling.