WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is constantly looking for ways to improve user experience and enhance the aesthetics of its platform. In a recent beta version of the app for iOS, WhatsApp made some visual changes, such as adding a green tint to certain parts of the interface. However, it seems that the company has even bigger plans in store for the future. According to information from the feature tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently working on a feature that will allow users to select a theme accent for the app.
The upcoming update is expected to give users the ability to choose from five different theme colour accents within the app. These accents will be applied to various UI elements, such as the message counts on the chat list, the circles around status updates, selected tabs, and buttons. Currently, WhatsApp displays these elements with a default blue colour accent. However, with the new feature, users will be able to customize their app by selecting an accent that suits their personal preferences.
WABetaInfo shared a screenshot showcasing the five colour accents that users will have the option to choose from. Although the existing blue accent will still be available, WhatsApp is expanding the palette by introducing a green accent, an off-white colour, pink, and purple. It’s important to note that selecting one of these options will only change the app’s main branding colour, while the overall design and layout will remain the same. Nevertheless, this small but significant change will allow users to add a touch of personality to their WhatsApp experience.
In addition to the theme accent feature, WhatsApp is also testing a sticker editor on its latest beta version for iOS. This newly added feature has the potential to eliminate the need for third-party sticker apps altogether. Beta testers now have the ability to edit existing stickers by tapping on them, which will reveal an Edit Sticker button. Furthermore, WhatsApp is introducing a Create Your Own button, enabling users to design their own stickers directly within the app. To make the experience even more versatile, users can remove backgrounds from images on their phone while creating stickers.
While the sticker editor is currently being rolled out to beta testers, the colour accent picker is still in development. It might take some time before these features become available for widespread use. However, based on WhatsApp’s track record of maintaining feature parity between its iOS and Android platforms, it’s safe to assume that Android users will also be able to enjoy these exciting new additions in the future.