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WhatsApp’s latest update for iOS brings new button styles


September 18, 2023 | 8:02 PM
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The app is said to be working on a new interface

WhatsApp has released a new stable update for iOS, with version ID 23.18.78, with a new button design in the app.

The updated button style is currently available to a limited number of users.

The app is said to be working on a new interface, with refreshed icons and colors, and the latest design update could be part of that ongoing process.

The new icons are not limited to the Chats tab

The new button design introduced in the latest update is not limited to the Chats tab and can also be found in other parts of the app, reports WABetaInfo.

While the official changelog doesn’t mention this feature, it is currently available to select users, the report confirms. Moreover, some users who have installed the beta version may be able to access it.

WhatsApp may explore different app button styles aimed at specific users.

This is what the new icons look like in the app

WhatsApp is also testing video calls that support animated avatars

WhatsApp is also testing an animated avatar feature for video calls.

These avatars will mimic users’ facial expressions and actions in real time, similar to what Apple’s Memojis do during FaceTime video calls.

All video calls remain end-to-end encrypted, even when avatars are in use. Users can also switch between a normal video call and using an avatar at any time.

Notably, Meta already supports avatar video calls on Facebook Messenger and Instagram.

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