Latest WhatsApp Beta Update for Android Adds Adaptive Launcher Icon

WhatsApp is known for making small changes with every beta release on Android platform. But today’s WhatsApp Beta 2.18.74 update for Android users seems to be a pretty big one as it brings adaptive launcher icon support. This essentially means that you can now select between five different shapes- circle (default), square, rounded square, squircle, and teardrop. Don’t get excited assuming that WhatsApp finally changed its icon design. No, it’s the same good old green coloured icon. But Android beta users can change the icon shape as you can see in the image.

whatsapp-adaptive-icons
Image: Android Police

So if you’re using an Android launcher which has support for adaptive icon icons, then you change the choose between the five new icons as mentioned above. If you’re using a Pixel/Nexus device, you can change the app icons by heading to stock launcher settings.

This new change is currently present in the WhatsApp Beta 2.18.74 version. If you are not a beta tester, head over to Google Play Store and sign up for the program. If you’re already a beta tester, update your app to enjoy the adaptive launcher icons.

It’s unknown when this feature will make into the stable version of Android, but for now, it’s limited to beta users. Recently, WhatsApp also introduced Notification Channels feature for Android Oreo users, allowing users to set the priority of different level for an incoming notification.

Going forward, WhatsApp will introduce features such as WhatsApp Stickers Store, group video calls, and more. All these features will firstly make into the beta version becoming headed to the stable version. So sign up for the beta program to use these features ahead of others.

1
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
arun Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
arun
arun

custom upi pay is removed in latest whatsapp.

now whatsapp to whatsapp upi only available..

Recent Posts

Google Cuts Huawei’s Android License, Future Huawei Phones to Lack Core Google Services

Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the...

BSNL Mobile Phone Postpaid Plans: Which One is Best for You?

Out of all the telecom operators out there, the state-led Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is fighting tooth and nail...

Here is How Airtel Customers Can Enjoy 1TB Additional Data on Broadband Plans

To prepare a defence against the upcoming rival in the broadband market, the telecom operators and broadband providers are offering...