Whatsapp released a new beta build of its well-known messenger app on iOS earlier today raising its version to 126.96.36.199. This build introduced the new branding that highlights Facebook’s ownership of the app, some tweaks on the design and more traces about the dark mode that is still under development.
Several Tweaks to design
WhatsApp recently introduced a new cell design and iconography in WhatsApp Business and they just added these changes to the WhatsApp app.
Some of the new changes applied to the generic profile icons, the read recipient ticks, and new wide chat cells.
New traces on dark mode for WhatsApp
It’s not a secret to say that a Dark Mode system for WhatsApp is under development. Lately in this build, our friends of WABetaInfo have revealed new screenshots that show two configurations of dark mode that are in final stages of development (with no release date known).
New Facebook Branding
Facebook has recently announced that they are working to highlight their ownership of some popular apps like Instagram and Facebook. They as well lately announced a new Facebook brand for this case.
In the latest WhatsApp build the above branding was implemented in the newly added splash screen and settings footer.
Lastly, as revealed by our friends at WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new notification alert that notifies the user once a new registration attempt is done using your phone number from a different device.