WhatsApp For Android Gets A New Material Design Overhaul
WhatsApp for Android has received the long awaited update, which brings Material Design elements to the application. The update is currently available through WhatsApp’s site, but should eventually make its way to all devices worldwide in the form of an update. If you’re impatient to wait for an update on the Play Store, you can download the apk file from WhatsApp’s official site and sideload it to your phone.
What’s immediately noticeable with the update is the change of colors and the way menus are displayed. It essentially looks like a stock Android app now, which is a welcome addition if you own an Android 5.0 running device.
There’s no changelog for the update yet, so we don’t exactly know what else is different apart from the visuals. But needless to say, we expect WhatsApp to have made quite a few changes under the hood as well.
Leaks have suggested that WhatsApp will also get deeper Facebook integration in the future with the Facebook app expected to get a new “Share with WhatsApp” button. It’s not clear if this update will introduce support for this feature, although we think Facebook will have to bring those changes on its app.
WhatsApp recently began the rollout of the VoIP based voice calling feature on its app to the masses, which has been well received by the public. You can grab the WhatsApp apk file from the link below and install it on your smartphone right way. The new UI is said to be available on WhatsApp version 2.12.38 or higher.