WhatsApp is reportedly planning a major design change for its Android app, which will bring it in line with its iOS version. According to a recent report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is testing a new “modern and intuitive” design for Android users as part of the new beta update version 22.214.171.124.
This design change will introduce a bottom navigation bar for easier access to various functionalities such as Chats, Statuses, Communities, and Calls. The bottom navigation bar is already present in the iOS version of WhatsApp. This change will help in keeping the WhatsApp look consistent across Android and iOS.
The new design is expected to feel refreshing and help Android users adapt more easily when switching from iOS. This change comes after years of WhatsApp users on Android requesting a similar design to that on iOS.
One thing to keep in mind is that this new modification is still in the works, and there is no information on when users will be able to access it, whether in beta or stable form. Although there is no approximate time frame, the update is likely to roll out soon.
The messaging service, which is owned by Meta, is also exploring the option to lock chats so that you may protect them from eavesdroppers. There is no information available regarding the release date of this feature because it is still under development.
Regarding the features that have already been implemented, WhatsApp recently included new group admin capabilities that enable them to monitor who is being added to the group and view the groups they share with other users.