September 30, 2022
WhatsApp begins testing Darker theme for iOS, fixes bugs on desktop

WhatsApp has released a new beta version for iPhone users that brings a deeper theme to better support iOS 15. The change comes a few months after WhatsApp introduced support for iOS 15 notifications, along with focus mode for iOS 15 notifications and displaying group and profile photos on Notification Center. , Separately, WhatsApp has come up with a new desktop release for beta testers which contains a list of bug fixes. Updated WhatsApp for desktop fixes display of profile photos. WhatsApp Web is also likely to integrate the fix available to beta testers on desktop.

as informed of WhatsApp Beta Tracker by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for iOS beta is available with a dark theme. The update matches better with iOS 15’s UI elements.

WABetaInfo has shared a screenshot to show the difference, where the bottom toolbar appears in a black color – instead of being in a gray shade. The latter is available on the current WhatsApp release, while the former is given in the latest beta release.

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WhatsApp is testing a new dark theme for iOS
photo credit: WABetaInfo

It is also said that the update will start showing profile photos in notifications for more beta testers. However, this experience was initially released publicly to some users in January.

In addition, the latest WhatsApp for iOS beta release is said to bring better compatibility with iOS 15 and bug fixes. However, it is recommended to download the beta version only for a secondary account and exclusively for testing purposes.

WhatsApp beta version 2.2211.3 for desktop has been released separately to fix the bugs available till now. A bug was affecting profile and group photos that were not visible on the chat screen.

WABetaInfo reports That update beta release has fixed that bug and is showing profile photos of both users and groups. The same fix is ​​said to be part of the latest WhatsApp desktop stable release as well as its web client.

Earlier this week, WhatsApp reintroduced the ability to pause and resume voice message recording for beta testers on Android. It was also seen testing the Stickers tab on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. WhatsApp recently started rolling out its multi-device support for all users. It was earlier released in November.

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