Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on redesigned chat bubbles for iPhones.
According to WABetainfo, this feature is under development and will be released in a future update, reports 9To5Mac.
If you didn’t see the previous news, WhatsApp is planning to redesign chat bubbles on WhatsApp for iOS for a future update.
This screenshot shows the full comparison: new colors, style and they’re larger.
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The redesigned chat bubbles are more rounded and feature a new green colour. There’s a bit more contrast between dark and light modes.
One can note that the new chat bubbles are larger and look a bit more “modern.”
This is part of other tweaks WhatsApp’s been bringing to the app, as larger image and links preview, the report said.
It has been seen before by Android beta testers, which gives us a hint at what to expect from the new chat bubble design.
WABetaInfo reveals that WhatsApp is now working to bring this redesign to iOS beta testers. It first introduced the chat bubble redesign on WhatsApp beta for the Android 18.104.22.168 update. It is only now that the company is working on bringing the changes to its iOS user base too.
Since WhatsApp has come under the Facebook conglomerate, it has been subject to many tweaks to fit in the family better.
The report mentioned that the reaction feature, not unlike Instagram and Facebook, is also under development and it is still unknown when it is going to be released for all users. It will allow both Android and iOS users to react to messages on WhatsApp using emojis.
Earlier, the now Facebook-owned messaging service had been working on view once messages that would disappear forever after just being viewed once, the report said earlier.
Similarly, its latest Beta build brings a 90 days disappearing message feature that would also have messages removed after around three months, it added.