WhatsApp Chats, Calls, Communities, and Status bar is shifted to bottom for WhatsApp beta users
A series of features from WhatsApp has been rolled out recently that we reported in our report. These newly introduced features include a Chat Lock feature, Voice status, and multiple device login features. WhatsApp is also continuously working towards a new version of its WhatsApp Messenger which will soon be rolled out for all users.
Earlier in April we reported about the shift of the navigation bar from top to bottom in Whatsapp beta for Android 18.104.22.168. Users were eagerly waiting for this but only a few could access it at that time. Now almost all the users who have updated their WhatsApp to the beta version have started getting this update.
Users are sharing screenshots of Whatsapp’s new interface on Twitter and are happy to get it. These changes have been made to make navigation through the app easy and comfortable. One of the reasons they were requesting this change is because of the difference in interface between iOS and Android WhatsApp. So it used to be confusing for users to switch between Android to iOS or vice versa.
Can’t swipe to switch
If this easy access on the navigation bar is making users happy, one thing is a bit disturbing too. Its swipe feature to switch from chats to status and status to call on WhatsApp is not available, which means users need to tap on chat to go into the chat section and call to go in the call section. A simple swipe won’t take you to different sections.