Whatsapp for Android Gets a Visual Update, Finally
Users of Whatsapp for Android would agree that the app was in dire need of a makeover since a while now. Personally I felt that after Facebook Messenger’s simplistic design, some sort of a visual upgrade for them was also in line – we just didn’t know when it would hit.
However, it is time now. Whatsapp for Android has just received a material design update.
Okay don’t jump the horses right away, the update is not available on Google Play yet – it has just been released folks, it will take some time. So if you wish to download it to your smartphone, you will have to hit it up with the official website of the app and download it from there. In case you do, here’s some stuff you should know:
- Android OS 2.1 or above
- Unlimited internet data plan recommended
- Tablet devices are not supported
- qcom.c: LGPL 2.1 (WhatsApp Modifications)
- Apache License 2.0
After the update you will be able to experience changes in the way the title bar is presented. It is now a deep green that melts down into the tabs for calls, contacts and chats. Once you are inside the chat window you will see that there is an option for recording the voice messages and the attachment option pop up.
The thing that I like the best is how group info and profiles of your contacts look like – they are much classier now. The cover image is larger and it shrinks into a smaller title bar. Similarly the settings, and video and image selection page looks sleeker.
There are other changes that look the Whatsap for Android app much better, download it and tell us what you think.