WhatsApp has been millions of Americans’ go-to messaging service for over a decade now. And it’s showing no sign of slowing down. The social media giant has been continually adding features for years, with the service gaining new updates almost daily on the beta channel.
Now, WhatsApp has unveiled its latest update. The new beta for Android 126.96.36.199 features an entirely redesigned UI. Among the changes include a new all-white top bar and a universally green aesthetic (similar to WhatsApp’s iconic logo).
The new update will also introduce chat filters, allowing you to see your unread, business, or personal messages at a glance.
The goal of these changes is to give WhatsApp a more modern feel and aesthetic. And, let’s be honest, the app really needs it.
Despite its incredible functionality, WhatsApp currently lags behind in the UI department. The platform feels dated and sluggish compared to modern social media networks like Instagram and Snapchat.
Here’s to hoping an updated interface can breathe new life into the platform and help WhatsApp retain its throne as the undisputed king of all messaging apps. The beta hasn’t been released to the public yet, but we can expect it to arrive sometime later this year.
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