WhatsApp is reportedly in the process of developing a new interface for its Android app. According to reports, the Meta-owned instant messaging app is making significant enhancements to the top app bar and various UI elements. In this updated design, the top bar adopts a clean white hue, while other UI elements sport a vibrant green color. This revamped WhatsApp design has been spotted in the WhatsApp for Android beta version 220.127.116.11, available through the Google Play Beta program. However, it's not yet visible to all beta testers. In recent updates, WhatsApp also introduced support for sending high-definition photos and videos.
As reported by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is actively working on this new interface for its Android app. This design refresh was purportedly observed in the 18.104.22.168 beta version for Android, accessible through the Google Play Beta program. It's important to note that this new interface is still in development and hasn't been rolled out to all beta testers.
The report includes a screenshot of this fresh design, showcasing the top app bar in a pristine white shade, while other UI elements, including the app name, are elegantly presented in a lively green shade. Additionally, the navigation bar has been relocated to the bottom of the app. This redesign by WhatsApp could potentially signify an alignment with Google's latest Material Design 3 guidelines.
The upgraded user interface for WhatsApp on Android is expected to become available in a future update and may even undergo further refinements before the final release. Furthermore, it's worth noting that WhatsApp is also reportedly working on a design overhaul for its iOS app. According to WABetaInfo, these changes have been spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124 update, available on the TestFlight app.
In the meantime, WhatsApp has introduced the capability to send high-definition videos via a new toggle within the app earlier this month. Additionally, it now supports sending high-resolution images. With the WhatsApp for Android 126.96.36.199 update, users can share videos in 720p resolution, a significant improvement over the standard 480p resolution.