WhatsApp is being readied for a big makeover, hints the latest leaks

September 28, 2023 | By Arnab Ghosh

Hailed as the most popular instant messenger service, Whatsapp is a favorite with billions of users who want to stay connected and share their updates easily. Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp keeps updating the app periodically. In the last year, the app has been spruced up with several handy updates. As per the latest tech industry buzz and leaks, WhatsApp is going to be revamped with a new look and the app will be laden with some exciting new features.

So, what are the updates WhatsApp users can expect? There will be plenty of new features and some of these will be visual, as per the updates. The app may soon get a colorless top bar along with new icons and a floating action button. WhatsApp may also get enhanced features for newly introduced channels. The updates may introduce refurbished chat bubbles for users sticking to the dark theme.

The updates are aimed at the Android version of WhatsApp but industry veterans think Meta will not leave out iOS users too. However, the iOS version of WhatsApp may get a slightly different makeover and changes compared to its Android version.

In the last couple of years, rival messenger apps and services have been spruced up to take on WhatsApp and Meta is resorting to countermeasures to woo loyal users. These updates come close on the heels of Meta announcing it will cease supporting users adhering to older versions of Android. Those with smartphones running on version 4.1 of Android and older will face the brunt.

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