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WhatsApp Gets Bottom Navigation Bar on Android


Fri 07 Apr 2023 | 12:22 PM
Omnia Ahmed

WhatsApp announced a new feature for Android (v2.23.8.4) to activate a bottom navigation bar as opposed to top-mounted tabs in the current stable version.

The bottom navigation bar has four buttons; Chats, Communities, Status, and Calls, which is similar to the layout of WhatsApp’s iOS app.

Meanwhile, the latest design change is currently under development. Once the implementation process is complete, it will be rolled out to the beta testers.

The report did not disclose details about when WhatsApp will offer the bottom navigation bar in the stable version of the app.

Earlier this month, WABetaInfo indicated that WhatsApp is working on a new “Lock chat” feature for Android beta which will enable users to lock chats and keep them hidden.

This new feature will enhance the users’ privacy as it will help them to lock their most private chats within the chat’s contact or group info.

When a chat is locked, it can only be opened by using the user’s fingerprint or passcode, making it almost impossible for anyone else to access the chat.

If someone attempts to access the user’s phone and fails to provide the needed authentication, they will be asked to clear the chat to open it.