We had reported yesterday that the updated version of WhatsApp for Android has been rolled out to all users, which brings about plethora of changes along with the new layout. The latest version of the design overhaul was earlier available through the app file available on the company’s website, which has now made it to the Google Play Store. The update has focused more on refreshing the age old WhatsApp UI with dark green as its main color. Also Read - WhatsApp turns 12 years old: 5 important facts about the messaging platformAlso Read - Wish to chat with yourself on WhatsApp? Here's how you can with these hacks
There are quite a few minute design changes apart from the Material Design look and feel. The folks at IBNLive have pointed out five key new design features.
The taskbar on top now has three tabs — Calls, Chats and Contacts — that are embedded on a green-colored band running under it. Once you start scrolling down, the top bar that contains the WhatsApp logo and other options disappears, giving you more screen real estate to fit your ongoing chats.
The voice recording button next to the message box is now highlighted with a green background that enhances its presence.