WhatsApp is working on redesigned settings and keyboard for Android and iOS

WhatsApp is working on redesigned settings and keyboard for Android and iOS

06/03/2023, 3:36 p.m. 2 minutes reading time

The features will be introduced in the future update of WhatsApp

WhatsApp is working on a redesigned settings page for its iOS client to improve the in-app experience when navigating through the app settings. Meanwhile, Meta’s proprietary platform for Android is developing a redesigned keyboard with an emoji category bar and more. Both features aren’t ready for release yet, but thanks to WABetaInfo we can at least take a look.

Feature #1: An updated settings page for iOS

WhatsApp is ready to overhaul the settings page. The Settings tab is replaced with a bar with the user’s profile photo. It also adds three shortcuts for navigating to privacy settings, contact list and profile. WhatsApp will also introduce a new shortcut that will allow individuals to view/share their personal QR code. This could also be useful for financial transactions.

Further improvements are expected in the future

WhatsApp continues to make in-app changes, showing its commitment to improving the user experience. Starting with minor details like a revamped settings page, the platform could see more UI improvements in the future. As a reminder, we’ve already seen minor improvements like a translucent effect for the bottom tab, a new style for various in-app sections, and more.

Feature #2: Redesigned Keyboard on Android

WhatsApp will soon introduce a redesigned keyboard as well as a new emoji category bar. With the new update, the tabs that provide quick access to keyboard features like emojis, GIF, and sticker picker are moved to the top. Additionally, WhatsApp is expected to move the attachment sharing buttons and emoji keyboard button to match the style on desktop and iOS.

The add-ons are currently under development

The features are under development and it may take some time before WhatsApp rolls them out to all users. If you want to see the possibilities, try installing the latest WhatsApp beta updates iOS and Android

WhatsApp is also working on a new update for “Channels”

WhatsApp is already working on channels and will be released in the near future. The messaging platform plans to add a “discover channel” filter to channels, which will allow users to search for specific channels within the app. The app introduces three types of filters: Recently Added, Popularity, and Alphabetical. They help to track desired channels easily.