Yesterday, it was found that the popular instant messaging application WhatsApp’s calling feature was used by hackers to install spyware into the users’ devices. It was also being referred to as the violation of human rights as the spyware named ‘Pegasus’ was used to spy, track and gather information illegally.
WhatsApp has said that it would take at least 10 days to bring a new patch which would fix the problem. WhatsApp is always known for bringing new updates fairly quickly, and we have already seen some of the new features in its beta or stable build.
In its latest beta update, WhatsApp is getting 155 redesigned emojis and the Night Mode with it.
The new WhatsApp Android Beta 2.19.139 brings with it 155 redesigned emojis. For that the user would need to download the latest beta build of the application. Currently, it is in its beta build, but it expected to come out as a stable version in the coming days and would be available on the Google Play Store. According to WABetaInfo, the application has completely redesigned some of the applications while other have received small changes.
Other than emojis, the new beta update is also said to come with the much-awaited Dark Mode which we saw in the previous beta versions. Although, in the recent beta versions, it was removed but it is brought back again this time. Now, it has been renamed to ‘Night Mode’. But it should be noted that, the Night Mode is still in development so it might take some time to see it released for the stable version of the application. The traces of Night Mode in the WhatsApp beta v2.19.139 was spotted separately by WABetaInfo and as mentioned above, it is still in development.
📝 WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.139: what's new?
The Dark Mode is now a Night Mode. A new screenshot of the chats list is available!https://t.co/hHoUUkSXz0
NOTE: The feature is not available yet and it will be enabled in future.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 13, 2019
Once enabled, Night Mode will darken the interface of the app completely. It includes Chat List, Calls, Status and others as well. Although the interface will darken but the action buttons like Send, and Call in WhatsApp will still be green as it was above. Although the exact timeline of the release of the Night Mode for WhatsApp is not known but it will soon be launched in the stable version of the application as well.