WhatsApp introduces major cosmetic changes in Android application

05:55 PM | 9 Mar, 2018
WhatsApp introduces major cosmetic changes in Android application
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MENLO PARK – Facebook-owned social messaging service WhatsApp has added support for adaptive icon support in its latest beta update for Android smartphones.

In the latest WhatsApp beta update (2.18.74) users will change application between five different shapes (circle, square, rounded square, squircle, and teardrop), according to Android Police.

"The icon is the same, except it’s now encased in a mask that takes different shapes depending on what you set your adaptive icons to”, the report noted.

Credits: Android Police

To get new feature users need to install WhatsApp beta and Android launcher that supports adaptive icons in order to use the new feature.

WhatsApp recently added a new feature that gives users up to 4,096 seconds (68 minutes and 16 seconds) to delete a message for everyone in a chat. This feature was introduced in the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.69.

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Additionally, WhatsApp also released two more beta versions for Android (v2.18.70 and v.2.18.71), with disabled-by-default features like Locked Recording (locking the voice message record button into place when recording), and sticker pack size display.