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Popular Messaging App 'WhatsApp' Updated With iOS 7 Redesign

Messaging app WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with an iOS 7 inspired redesign, bringing one of the more popular apps in the App Store in line with Apple's new "flat" design sense. In addition, the app has also been updated with Broadcast Lists, an improved interface for managing blocked contacts and more.

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What's New in Version 2.11.5


- new iOS 7 User Interface
- broadcast lists: communicate with your classmates, work colleagues or just friends by messaging many people at once.
- improved share location: 3D map view, hide places, search places
- large thumbs: see more
- new notification alerts and sounds: WhatsApp Settings > Notifications > New Message.
- application will now use your device text size as configured in iOS Settings > General > Text Size
- new improved User Interface for managing your blocked contacts: WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Blocked
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Broadcast Lists allow users to set and save groups of people they wish to blind carbon copy messages to. Previously, users had to select recipients each time they wished to broadcast a message rather than broadcasting to already defined groups of people such as "Work" or "Schoolmates."

WhatsApp Messenger is available for free on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 11 months ago

For a company that took forever to update its app for the iPhone 5's 4-inch screen, I'll speak for everyone here when I say ":)".

If only I didn't use iMessage instead.


When it was not so popular the updates were much more frequent.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago
That only took a couple of days...lol!
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago
...another bright white app I can use as a torch. I've noticed a few apps getting night themes since ios 7. I hope apple take note.
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago
Dat Flat UI


Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago
well im not going to update now.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago

well im not going to update now.


Well then don't.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago

Well then don't.


hence what I wrote :D
I just dont feel like having another bright white theme in my face :P
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago
FINALLY!!!

I've always hated the old WhatsApp design. It was the only reason I refused to really use it. It was ugly as HELL. When the CEO used to frequent these forums back in 2010, I remember him ask us for alternative name suggestions, and I would always tell him that WhatsApp was the stupidest and cheesiest name ever, and that the design was atrocious. Boy have times changed!

Today I'm happy to start using his product on a more regular basis. It looks much more polished. Congrats! :)

P.S. I do have to admit though that ever since WhatsApp became a globally recognized brand, its CEO has become super arrogant. He just doesn't seem to care about his customers anymore. I mean, look at his twitter, he hardly tweets, zero communication, zero support. Updates used to be much more frequent. Now, if you get a bug fix once a year, consider yourself lucky.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago
Damn, another app falls prey to flat design. Jonathan Ive ruined iOS by jumping on the flat design bandwagon, and the worst part is that developers are redesigning their apps with flat design. Apple used to be innovative, but now they are copying Microsoft and Google with flat design.

I know it's a cliche here to say that Steve Jobs would have never approved of something, but considering the fact that Jobs was a proponent of skeuomorphism (which is far more user friendly than flat design, especially considering that clickable buttons are instantaneously obvious), it's more likely than not that he would have never approved of flat design.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 11 months ago
It looks like every other iOS 7 app.
Rating: 4 Votes

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