The Meta-owned instant messaging application, WhatsApp has finally begun testing a revamped interface on Android, months after the company was spotted working on a redesigned version of the popular chat application.
According to the statement, the new interface ditches WhatsApp’s iconic green-colored top bar in favor of a white top bar, in the main chat list and inside individual chats.
The new design is also aligned with Google’s Material Design 3 guidelines and improves the appearance of the dark theme. WhatsApp has also added new ‘outline’ icons for various buttons in the app, as part of the latest beta update.
As per the reports, “A significant update is available to a limited number of beta testers that includes a redesigned interface. It features new icons to offer users a more modern experience by enhancing the overall visual appeal of the app.”
In addition, the instant messaging platform is also updating the predominant theme color for both light and dark modes with a new green color, along with a fresh color look for chat bubbles and the floating action button.
“By introducing a new revamped interface, WhatsApp is aiming to provide a more contemporary and visually appealing experience for its users. In our opinion, this change not only showcases their dedication to improving the interface but also suggests that WhatsApp is actively listening to user feedback and staying up-to-date with design trend,” as per the reports.
The new interface is available to a limited number of beta testers who install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to more users over the coming weeks.