WhatsApp appears to be about to roll out its new in-call UI. We saw a new call UI implementation of the popular instant messaging app for iOS earlier this year. A new report now shows what the new call interface looks like on Android. Here’s 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 UI buttons that allow you to switch to speakerphone (handsfree), video call, mute, and end the call are still placed below the screen.
Check out the UI in the screenshot below.
We can also see that during individual calls, the gray square will show the name of the contact you are talking to, along with the call duration below it. Below these two items will be a large circle showing the user’s profile picture.
We can even see a small mute button at the bottom right of the gray card, not to be confused with the mute button on the bottom row. This can probably 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 it will be customizable and users will be able to add their own chat backgrounds to the background. call screen background.
The interface also changes for group chats, which look much cleaner now. Instead of the tile-like UI, we now see multiple gray cards, one for each contact on the call. These cards will have contact names at the top while a profile picture and audio waveform sit at the bottom.
The UI has only been spotted by some users, and not everyone on the WhatsApp for Android beta program has it yet, but those who do are on version 2.22.54. However, now that it’s being tested, the new design may soon make it into the stable version of the app, when everyone can use it.