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WhatsApp Beta for Android brings redesigned settings, network usage and more

12 February 2019 4

WhatsApp is trying to change things around and keep its app fresh and new. The latest Beta version for WhatsApp has received a few changes. The update includes a redesigned settings menu with a different layout and new icons. The changes currently only for Android WhatsApp beta testers in the build v2.19.45. These changes were first spotted by WABetaInfo. It’s only a matter of time till the changes are incorporated in a stable build of the app which will reach users through an app update from the Play Store.

Luckily for you, here’s a look at the changes currently incorporated into the latest beta testing version of WhatsApp. The image above shows the visual differences before and after the update and the changes incorporated into the layout, icons, and the way things are displayed. One of the very first obvious additions is the ‘Payment’s option under the settings menu. This displays a history of all payments and details of the bank account linked to the app.

Opening the ‘Accounts’ section reveals that each sub-option now has its own icon. The ‘Change number’ and ‘two-step verification’ has also gained new iconography. In addition to this, all tools under the ‘Help’ section have their own dedicated icons.

The data and storage, as well as network usage options, have received a major overhaul. The app now discloses the net amount of data sent and received. Most of the changes are functional in nature with a few additions while the others are mainly changes to the app’s interface.



WhatsApp Beta for Android brings redesigned settings, network usage and more
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Looks like WhatsApp is using progress bars to represent the network usage. A graphical representation is always more helpful in getting the idea of how much usage was there actually!


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