WhatsApp for iPhone introduces translucent bar: Read more about it

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging platform owned by Meta, has recently introduced a modified interface for iOS users. According to WaBetaInfo, a website that tracks new features on WhatsApp, iOS users can now enjoy a translucent tab bar and navigation bar.

According to WaBetaInfo, the updated version of WhatsApp for iOS (23.13.80) is compatible with this new interface. Although the official changelog from the App Store does not mention any changes to the interface, the report confirms that this update is being widely rolled out to users on the stable release.

To check if the translucent bar feature is available to you, simply update the WhatsApp app on your iPhone from the app store. You may need to restart the app to activate the changes. Open any section of the app to see if the translucent effect is available.

The rollout of the redesigned interface may not be simultaneous for all users. It might happen gradually over the coming weeks.

In addition to the updated interface, WhatsApp is also introducing a redesigned sticker and GIF picker. According to WaBetaInfo, the latest update allows users to scroll the picker upwards, making it easier to access a larger grid of items. The buttons for accessing GIFs, stickers, and avatars have also been relocated, and the tabs have been redesigned for clearer navigation. Users will also have a larger collection of avatar stickers and an improved search experience for GIFs and stickers.

The redesigned sticker and GIF picker is available for download on the Apple App Store with the latest update of WhatsApp for iOS (23.13.78).