WhatsApp for Android gets Material Design overhaul in newest update

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WhatsApp is fresh out with a new overhaul that makes it another showcase of Google’s Material Design guidelines for Android.

The new interface brings in the floating action button, generously spread out content, and water-drop animations that are a hallmark of the new aesthetic.

Most of the menus and other functions are similarly overhauled, making the app look like it belongs with Android’s native design.

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The entire WhatsApp interace gets a fresh coat of Material Design-inspired paint.

It’s a solid look, and worth grabbing if you’re a WhatsApp user or you want to try out another messaging platform. The update isn’t yet in the Play Store, so grab it from APK Mirror or directly from WhatsApp.

Why this matters: WhatsApp is one of the most dominant messaging platforms out there, with over 700 million active monthly users. It’s no wonder Facebook thought it was worth a $22 billion acquisition in 2014. Facebook has pledged to keep the service independent, which has done so while bulking up its own Messenger platform.

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