New images of the WhatsApp calling interface reveal a new, cleaner look


WhatsApp seems to be closer to implementing its new in-call user interface. We saw a new implementation of the call user interface of the popular instant messaging app for iOS at the beginning of this year. A new report now shows what the new calling interface looks like Android. Here is everything you need to know about it.

A new report from WABetaInfo suggests that the app will implement a gray square in the middle of the screen during calls. The user interface buttons that let you switch to speakerphone (hands-free) mode, switch to video call, mute, and end the call are still below the screen.

Take a look at the user interface in the screenshot below.

This is what group and 1-to-1 voice calls on WhatsApp could look like soon. Image Source: (WABetaInfo)

We can also see that during 1-on-1 calls, the gray square will show the name of the contact you’re talking to, as well as the duration of the call underneath. Below these two items will be a large circle showing the user’s profile photo.

We can even see a small mute button on the bottom right of the gray card, not to be confused with the mute button on the bottom row. This can likely be used to mute the other party without ending the call.

The gray card background appears to be the default WhatsApp chat background in the image, but reports suggest this will be customizable and users will be able to add their own chat backgrounds to the background of the call screen.

The interface also changes for group chats, which now look much cleaner. Instead of the tile-like UI, we now see multiple gray cards, one for each contact on the call. These cards will have the names of the contacts at the top, while a profile picture and audio waveform will be at the bottom.

The UI has only been spotted by select users, and not everyone in the WhatsApp for Android beta program has it yet, but those that do are on version 2.22.54. However, now that it’s being tested, the new design could soon make its way to the stable version of the app, which is when everyone will be able to use it.


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