WhatsApp to revamp iOS chat design in future update

The WhatsApp instant messaging app is planning to revamp its chat user interface on Apple iOS devices. To do this, the application will clean up its presentation by getting rid of certain lines.

As reported by WABetaInfo, the version 22.1.72 update removes the “Mailing Lists” and “New Group” lines from the top of the mailing list. WhatsApp recognizes that the options have been in place for years, whereby by tapping the ‘Start New Chat’ button at the bottom right, users can create new groups.

 The Mailing List option will be moved to a new hotspot in a future update for iOS. (Image credit: WABetaInfo)

But now the Broadcast option will have a similar entry point, appearing in the upper left corner of the pop-up window. The feature is slated for a future update and currently has no release date.

WhatsApp has also started testing a new feature on iOS that shows profile pictures in system notifications. The feature will roll out first for those running iOS 15 and will show DPs in individual and group chat notifications. Currently, the update is only available for beta testers.

On a related note, iOS users will soon be able to tell the difference between mentions and replies in a group chat. In the beta, if someone responds to you, you will receive a push notification that says “I answered you,” followed by the name of the group. Any group mention, however, will be highlighted as “Mentioned you” and @.


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