WhatsApp is testing iOS-like UI changes for Android in the latest Beta version. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has moved its navigation tabs to the bottom of the screen in version 18.104.22.168 of the Android WhatsApp Beta app.
With this change, users will now be able to easily access navigation options such as Communities, Chats, Status, and Calls on large-screened devices. This makes it easier for users to use WhatsApp while holding their phone with just one hand. Android WhatsApp users have long been asking for this feature, which is already present in the iOS version of the messaging app.
To determine which version of WhatsApp is installed on your Android device, open the app and tap on the three-dot overflow menu icon on the top-right of the screen. Go to Settings > Help > App info, and check the version number. The feature is currently in Beta and will be rolled out to the public once the beta testing is complete.
Over the years, WhatsApp has become extremely popular, with over 5 billion installs on Android alone and 2.24 billion global active users. Users can send messages, make phone calls, and do video chats with their loved ones. And with end-to-end encryption, user privacy is also protected. So much so that people send an average of 100 billion messages every single day on WhatsApp.