WhatsApp beta for Android gets a Holo redesign

WhatsApp beta for Android gets a Holo redesign
WhatsApp is one of the more popular cross-platform messaging apps, despite possible troubles with privacy laws, but anyone who has used the app knows that the UI is in desperate need of an upgrade. Luckily, it looks like just such an upgrade is on the horizon as WhatsApp beta for Android has gotten a very nice Holo-themed redesign, and adventurous Android users can grab it now if they want.

WhatsApp has been one of those sad apps where the UI was essentially ported from iOS, and hasn't taken advantage of the Android design language, but that is all about to change. The beta has gone with a full Holo-theme redesign, and we have to say that it looks quite good. 

WhatsApp is currently free for one year, and 99 cents per year after that. If you've already paid, you won't have to pay again for using the beta version. As of right now, the new redesign is not in the Play Store, so if you want to try it out, you'll have to sideload it from the WhatsApp website.


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13 Comments

1. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Great! Too many mainstream apps on Android look crap, we need more redesigns into the new design language.

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The Holo theme is just so good looking.

3. SleepingOz unregistered

HOLO is the best looking ui among all platform, imho.

4. elirev4

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Looks fantastic!

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Nice!

6. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

new whatsapp looks good...but i gotta try it first..

7. jameshoe unregistered

Feel more Android style

8. gravestone

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Awesome new look... I love it...

9. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Holo is one good style... simple and minimalistic and pleasing to the eye... Good thing whatsapp followed this design.... :)

10. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I think it could look a little better than that.

11. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Perfect. It takes on Androids design cues with the sharp edges. More modern

12. napsterO6

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

there is one more Messenger like what's app its called Hike.. its has better design that What's app n more emojis....

13. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Had this for a few days now and this is so so much better and cleaner than the before. Now just waiting on the the jelly bean expandable actionable notifications

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