WhatsApp updated with Material Design; download the apk now

WhatsApp updated with Material Design; download the apk now
If you've been waiting for that special day when messaging app WhatsApp could be updated with the Material Design of Android 5.0, the good news is that day is here. You won't find this update in the Google Play Store yet, no matter how hard you try. But by clicking on the sourcelink, you can download the apk file (19MB) to version 2.12.34 of WhatsApp.

You will get to enjoy all of the new animations and changes to the UI of the popular app. Besides the new UI, WhatsApp's Android users can now make phone calls over the app without having to be called first.

And don't forget that WhatsApp is testing out integration with Facebook. The latter purchased the messaging app for over $21 billion and is now looking at ways to take advantage of the purchase. What is being tested now is a "share" button that is available right now only to Facebook beta testers. Clicking on the button allows Facebook users to share news with WhatsApp subscribers.

Check out some screenshots of the new green-tinged Material Design version of WhatsApp by clicking on the slideshow below.


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source: WhatsApp via AndroidWorld.it (translated)

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28 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wow Material Design from Facebook? Lacking animations and transitions Its a decent attempt at Material design Hopefully Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are next

10. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Facebook app in material design would look so nice!

20. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Downloaded and Installed. The app really feels great now. Nice Animations, and performance has been improved too.

26. CuppaJoWo

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

Thing is though, material design just sucks overall. It looks amateurish. Kinda sad it made it over, and I'm hoping it doesn't make it over to other apps.

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Material Design is new. Give it some time, a year from now, every Google App users will be expecting it. http://www.google.com/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html#introduction-goals

2. cabuya

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Finally!!!!!

3. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

waste designed android 2.1 was better

9. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

just your opinion, not the general thinking...

23. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

2.1? Ew.

4. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

That's great !! Mean while iOS hasn't even got the calling option yet !!

6. seven7dust unregistered

there probably testing the waters on Android first , Apparently it isn't all that ready for prime time , the invite thing was B.S as well.

7. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

But they got iOS7 UI for WhatsApp just weeks after the iOS7 was released. Their OS is very closed that's why it's taking time for them for the calling feature (same for wp)

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Source link leads to PhoneArena home page, again

8. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Awesome !!!

11. twens

Posts: 1163; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Off topic , anyone here updated to iOS 8.3 on their 6 plus??? I'm facing terrible issues.

12. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

u fell for the update trick....

13. kotan24

Posts: 304; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Mine is working perfectly fine.

15. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Anyone wonder why phonearena does not publish articles the problems caused by ios 8.3??

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool!

16. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

just use whatsapp plus

17. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

still not material design at all, but at least they changed that ugly black bar on top to material-design green... Menues and so on are still not material design, also no floating button? damn how long do these guys need for such small changes??

24. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

At all? -Solid color title bars -Color-adaptive notification bar -Circle buttons and icons -Minimal lines Come again?

18. videotape

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

How to change chat background in this version? I can't find settings

19. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

menu wallpaper

21. anup807

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

that doesn't seem like a material design. the new chat button doesn't hover on the right lower corner of the screen as its seen in material design app like messsenger, evernote, onedrive etc. Its the step in the right direction but not there yet.

22. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It looks awesome.

25. azene unregistered

love this new material design

28. KennyKB

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Whatsapp still can't make use of the micro-sd card to store messages and media in Lollipop. Take care of the basics first you twits!

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