WhatsApp beta for Android gets dark-themed camera icon, some bug fixes

A bug fixe in the update also solves the issue that causes the app to crash while listening to voice messages.

The latest version of WhatsApp beta comes with a small design change and some bug fixes.

First reported by WhatsApp beta tester WABetaInfoin the v2.19.328 of the Android app, a new camera icon has been added in the Status tab.

Men pose with smartphones in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic - RC1754A449A0

Representational Image. Credit: Reuters

The blog includes the screenshot of the new icon and it is pretty much the same as the earlier one (except for a slight change in the design of the camera — instead of looking like the Instagram logo, it now looks like an actual camera), but with darker tones, the icon looks like it is meant to go with the dark theme.

The rollout of the new dark-themed icon is another recent hint towards the release of the much-awaited dark theme on the platform soon.

New camera icon on WhatsApp. Image: WABetaInfo

New camera icon on WhatsApp. Image: WABetaInfo

The latest beta version also comes with some bug fixes that solves the issue that causes the app to crash while listening to voice messages. Notably, only a small number of WhatsApp users were experiencing this issue.

Separately, in a report that surfaced earlier this week, it was revealed that the app's iOS version 2.19.112 has been draining the battery of the iPhone more than usual. "In particular, Battery Usage reports high usage of the app in background," WABetaInfo said in its tweet. The issue seems to be affecting Android smartphones as well. Till now Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Samsung Galaxy S9, Honor 6X and some OnePlus models have been reported to have been affected.

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