As WhatsApp continues to introduce new features and updates to its app, it keeps striving to make it more user-friendly and easier for people to use it. Additionally, WhatsApp has made it easy to switch between the Android and iOS versions of its application. As a result of the app having two distinct layouts, the switching from one to another is sometimes a bit confusing. There is about to be a change in all of that. An Android app that works with WhatsApp is in the process of being redesigned with a new user interface.
There is a report from WABetaInfo indicating that the next Android version will move the navigation bar to the bottom, just like the iOS version. This week, WhatsApp will be rolling out an update to version 220.127.116.11. According to the Google Play Beta Program, this update will bring WhatsApp to version 18.104.22.168. This feature is in the process of being developed and should be available in the next version of WhatsApp.
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WhatsApp has been receiving requests from its users for a redesign, as the look and feel of WhatsApp have remained the same for quite some time now. As a consequence, if the update were to surface for Android users and roll out to a wider range of users, then the app would look the same across all types of mobile devices.
In addition to this feature, WhatsApp is also working on a few others. The company is also working on a new feature that will lock your certain chats. This means you can secure them behind a passcode or a fingerprint, so nobody can open them in case they use your phone. To access the secretive communications, you’ll be able to find a “Locked chats” tab above “Archived” when you tap on the primary “Chats” tab.