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Yet another WhatsApp update arrives, bringing even more Material Design

After bringing a Material Design packing update to Google Play yesterday, the WhatsApp website has been updated with an even newer version with more MD tweaks.

Published onMay 15, 2015


Just yesterday WhatsApp made its Material Design-packing app update available on Google Play, after offering it exclusively for download from its website since April. It seems that this was only the beginning, however, as the WhatsApp website has now put up an even newer version of the app for your downloading pleasure.

Version 2.12.87 isn’t a massive jump from 2.12.84 but it does bring a few more cosmetic changes that help further refine the new Material Design look for the app. This update brings a new default wallpaper that fits much better with Google’s design aesthetic than the previous one. Moving past this, the calling screen has been dramatically enhanced (top right screenshot), ditching the black and red design in favor of a dark green background with a lighter shade of red for the end call button.

Some of the other changes include removing some of the older menu icons that looked out of place with MD, refining the search bar, and adding support for receiving iOS different skin toned emojis (though you obviously can’t send them).

Bottom-line, WhatsApp is continuing to clean up the look of its app and move forward with Google’s latest guidelines. Anything else besides the cosmetic improvements? While WhatsApp doesn’t give us any specifics, we imagine there a number of bug fixes and performance improvements here as well.

To grab this new and improved MD update, you’ll want to head on over to WhatsApp’s website.

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