WhatsApp for iPhone design refresh gives it a modern look


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WhatsApp has a fresh new look.
Image: WhatsApp

WhatsApp is getting a fresh new look with updated icons for a modern look. The revamped layout makes it easy to get to your chats quicker.

The refreshed WhatsApp design is rolling out for both iPhone and Android.

WhatsApp redesign comes out of beta

Meta has been testing the fresh WhatsApp look in beta for a few months now. The updated layout neatly integrates all the changes and features the messaging platform has received over the last year or two.

A key change of the revamped design is that it uses WhatsApp’s green shade as the accent color. Meta says it “considered over 35 different color iterations, ultimately aligning with WhatsApp’s iconic green and opting for a palette that allows for harmonious color pairings throughout the app.”

As a part of the design revamp, Meta has updated the icons to a rounded, outlined style to match its new iconography. All illustrations have also been updated.

Despite the modern look and feel, Meta has ensured the app retains the same familiarity. This is important since over a billion people use WhatsApp daily, and a big design overhaul can confuse non-tech-savvy folks.

WhatsApp for iOS gets a new attachment menu

On Android, the dark mode is now a shade darker than before. The change helps provide higher contrast and deeper tones to reduce eye strain. On iPhone, the new attachment menu should make sending files, creating polls, etc., easier. The chat background also gets a refresh and features new artwork.

WhatsApp’s design makeover comes within weeks of Meta rolling out passkey support for the iPhone app.

Grab the latest WhatsApp build from the App Store to enjoy its modern look.

Download: WhatsApp


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