According to a feature tracker, WhatsApp is developing a feature that would allow users to choose a theme accent for the popular messaging app for iOS. The business recently modified the design of the iOS beta version of the app, adding a green tint to certain portions of the interface. WhatsApp will soon allow customers to select between five theme colour accents for the app in a future release. Meanwhile, the service tests a sticker editor function in the most recent beta version.
According to WABetaInfo, a recent WhatsApp beta for iOS update contains some code indicating that users may soon be able to select an accent colour to theme some areas of the UI. These include the message counts on the right side of the chat list, the circles around status updates, the colours of selected tabs at the bottom, and a few UI buttons.
These UI elements are highlighted in blue on the most recent stable version of WhatsApp for iOS. WABetaInfo released a screenshot of five colour accents, including WhatsApp's green accent, the usual blue option, an off-white tint, pink, and purple. Users will be informed that selecting one of the five will only change the app's primary branding hue.
Meanwhile, a newer version — WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 — is being distributed to testers through the TestFlight programme, along with support for a new feature, according to WABetaInfo. Beta testers can now use a newly included sticker editor, which may eliminate the need for these party sticker apps.
According to WABetaInfo, tapping existing stickers allows beta testers to update them using the update Sticker button. Meanwhile, another button labelled Create Your Own will enable users to create stickers within the app. Users can also remove backgrounds from photographs on their phones while making stickers.
While the new sticker editor is being rolled out to beta testers, the colour accent picker may take some time to become available – it is currently in development, according to the feature tracker. Because WhatsApp typically maintains feature parity between the two platforms, these capabilities will likely make their way to WhatsApp for Android in the future.