WhatsApp New Features 2023: WhatsApp is testing a new keyboard design and more exciting features in the app
WhatsApp New Features 2023
WhatsApp New Features 2023: Meta-owned messaging app is testing a new keyboard layout, which is the biggest segment in the WhatsApp beta build and it’s testing several features. WhatsApp is constantly modifying its beta architecture to add new features and improve the UI experience for users. As the latest initiative, WhatsApp is testing a new keyboard layout in the instant messaging app, and the beta build has a bigger section and more features.
Here is a detailed description of the features being upgraded on the smartphone platform.
New keyboard UI
WABetaInfo, the chat giant is working on a new keyboard layout for Android in beta build 18.104.22.168. The new redesigned design has moved the selection bar from the bottom to the top. Also, an array that enables the user to cycle between emoji categories is not visible.
Platform Tracker adds an extra line to the WhatsApp About section. Beta version 22.214.171.124 compatible build. With the change, a tester can now read up to two lines of an account’s profile description without tapping on it. In this build when a user sends a message the change is also reflected in the contact list.
Update lock screen on iOS
Beta testing the new lock screen UI with version marked 126.96.36.199 on iOS. The new lock screen UI features a Face ID icon in the center. And it’s moved above the text.
New text editor on iOS
New text editor is available in iOS beta build – 188.8.131.52. New options for switching between fonts, changing text alignment, changing background colour and more have been added to the test build according to the platform tracker.
Sticker Maker for iOS 23.7.82 build is rolling out on WhatsApp. A user can directly paste a photo on WhatsApp and it will process the stickers from the image. This functionality will start in iOS 16. WABetaInfo reports that there are no plans to downgrade it.