WhatsApp has been working on a ton of improvements to its voice call interface recently. A new beta version of the app shows the company is testing a redesigned voice call UI with a small group of iOS users to be rolled out in a future update.
Redesigned WhatsApp voice call interface rolling out to a few beta testers
As reported by WABetaInfo, version 220.127.116.11 of the instant messaging app features a redesigned interface for both simple voice calls and group calls. The feature has been rolled out to some iOS beta testers today.
Interestingly, the platform recently rolled out voice waveforms for the voice recording UI on iOS and Android devices and is now planning to bring waveforms to voice calls as well. Along with the interface looking more interactive, it also serves the functional purpose of helping users determine who is talking
In addition to the redesign, the publication also says WhatsApp is bringing wallpapers to voice calls however that cannot be edited in the current beta version.
WhatsApp is also working on making the end-to-end encrypted indicator more visible than before to highlight the end-to-end encryption protection which has been the company’s focus recently. The new indicators will be added in the Status and Calls section, claiming that status updates, personal and group calls are always end-to-end encrypted.
Recently, the company has made several changes to the platform to improve users’ experience like the ability to pause a voice recording and continue it later without having to record another message, proper support for Focus mode, displaying the profile photo of a user when you receive a notification and a new “voice message player” which allows users to listen to voice messages in any part of the app.
WhatsApp is also readying a ton of features to launch in the future like a new UI design to make the user interface cleaner, the ability to migrate chat history from Android to iOS, and a new reactions feature. Message reactions are reported to be available in individual chat threads and group chat threads allowing users to react to a message using different emojis.
The company is also testing a new ‘Community’ feature which will allow users to add and host multiple chat groups through a single Community chat group and an ‘Undo’ feature for status updates and more.