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Whatsapp Update 2021: Your WhatsApp is set to look different again! Here is how an upcoming update may change things

Whatsapp Latest Update 2021: WhatsApp users should get set for yet another update that will give them a different feature; here is what it is all about.

You can follow a few easy steps on your Android phone to gain access to the latest features when they launch on the beta version of WhatsApp, such as the changes featured in this article. You can follow a few easy steps on your Android phone to gain access to the latest features when they launch on the beta version of WhatsApp, such as the changes featured in this article.
You can follow a few easy steps on your Android phone to gain access to the latest features when they launch on the beta version of WhatsApp, such as the changes featured in this article. (Unsplash)

WhatsApp is constantly changing or providing new features that give users some great benefits. These WhatsApp updates are mostly welcome as they provide tangible benefits. The Facebook-owned company is always making small changes to its app to improve the interface for users on Android and iOS. However, what of those WhatsApp features that look to step back in time?

After WhatsApp did away with line separators from the chat list last week, a recent report now suggests that it has made some changes to its interface to bring back the green colour in the notification on Android smartphones. Popular feature leaker website WABetaInfo, which has a solid track record for leaking WhatsApp features, has revealed that the latest beta version of the app has done away with the blue text that was used to replace the company’s green text to denote the app’s name as well as the “quick actions” such as “reply” or “mark as read” when receiving a notification.

According to the report, it appears that the reason WhatsApp has gone back to the old notification colour is that some users had complained that the new blue-ish colour was difficult to read on the app, thanks to the poor contrast with the dark theme. It is also likely that reading the blue text on the dark theme could have been even more difficult on devices that had a grey coloured dark theme, which would lead to even less contrast compared to an AMOLED black theme.

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WABetaInfo had also recently reported that the Facebook-owned messaging service had made another small but notable tweak to its Android app, to get rid of the multiple lines in between chats in the list on Android devices. This means that while iOS users will still be able to see a line (as a divider) in between the chats, there will be no such divider between the messages on Android devices – unless WhatsApp decides to revert this change as well, in a future update!

An example of the older blue notification text on WhatsApp for Android, which has now been removed by WhatsApp. 
An example of the older blue notification text on WhatsApp for Android, which has now been removed by WhatsApp.  (WABetaInfo)

According to the report, it appears that the reason WhatsApp has gone back to the old notification colour is that some users had complained that the new blue-ish colour was difficult to read on the app, thanks to the poor contrast with the dark theme. It is also likely that reading the blue text on the dark theme could have been even more difficult on devices that had a grey coloured dark theme, which would lead to even less contrast compared to an AMOLED black theme.

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WABetaInfo had also recently reported that the Facebook-owned messaging service had made another small but notable tweak to its Android app, to get rid of the multiple lines in between chats in the list on Android devices. This means that while iOS users will still be able to see a line (as a divider) in between the chats, there will be no such divider between the messages on Android devices – unless WhatsApp decides to revert this change as well, in a future update!

As we’ve previously reported, there is no way to sign up for the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS at the moment, but users can head over the Google Play Store on Android and perform the following steps to get the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android:

Step 1: Open the Google Play Store and search for the WhatsApp app on the Play Store.

Step 2: Tap the entry for WhatsApp and scroll down until you see the option to sign up for the beta version of the app.

Step 3: Now click the “I’m in” button and confirm. Check the Google Play Store for updates after a few minutes.

Step 4: If you do not see the option to sign up for the beta version of the app, or you find that all the slots are full, you may have to wait till slots are available before you can sign up for the beta version of the app.

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