From the beginning of the Android Lollipop release, each app on Google Play store slowly adapting to the Material design concept. Most of the top developers app on the store already been revamped their UI to the new Android concept. Whereas, there was no single news about the WhatsApp material design adaptation till yesterday morning. All of a sudden, WhatsApp released the Material design adapted app on their official website on the late night, which is the rapturous delight for material design lovers.
However, this new WhatsApp app currently not yet available from Google Play store. You have to wait a week to get the update through Google Play. Meantime, You can download the material designed new WhatsApp version 2.12.42 at the bottom of this post.
What is new in WhatsApp version 2.12.42?
As we said, you can also experience the real material design adaptation on your non-Lollipop mobile. Alongside, there also some other numerous changes and new features included in WhatsApp version 2.12.42 apk.
After getting install the app, you can notice that the title bar and the tab bar merges into the single bar with the dark green color background. The title bar is also rooming with search, new chat, and settings option at the top. While scrolling down to the app, the title bar quickly disappears, and the tab bar only shows for better convenience.
While considering the individual and Group chat room, the first thing your eye can catch the new microphone style icon. The records voice message option is now showing separately with the new icon.
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The chat screen also upgraded to bubbled type chat screen with the color flipped new emoji design as like below.
The view contact and Group info screen are now powering bigger image with the clean and clear screen. While scrolling down those screens, the title bar captures the dominant color of the profile image that also makes the eye candy for the users. You can also experience the color change on every contact and group info screens.
The attach option completely revamped with the new icons with the new animation. The attachment option also now has a new feature to share locations on WhatsApp apk. Therefore, you can now share your current location at this chatting app so easily without any third-party app.
Gallery also got a new look with the clear and bright background to avoid clumsiness on image and video handling. Settings screen also follows the same material design concept on WhatsApp 2.12.42.
There was also some changes in other aspects of the app along with the new small animation on some screens.
Final verdict: WhatsApp 2.12.42 has complete UI makeover that refreshes your eyes definitely with the material design.
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Download WhatsApp version 2.12.42 APK:
As we said earlier, this new update not available at Google play store currently and this is pre-release. If you want to give a try to this new update, you can download WhatsApp version 2.12.42 at the official site.