According to a report, WhatsApp has been testing green colour notifications for its Android beta app. Earlier the instant messaging app was testing blue colour for its notifications on Android which is said to be restored to green colour after getting feedback from the users. This change came with the 188.8.131.52 beta update where the company started with a dark blue colour and ultimately had to restore the original colour scheme for the notifications.
A report by WABetaInfo stated that a new dark blue colour in notifications arrived in the 184.108.40.206 beta update, but WhatsApp but the company has to restore the colour. With the update, the company is said to bring few changes to UI and colours in the previous updates. They started removing the line separators in the list of your chats, and they changed the tint colour in push notifications, choosing a dark blue colour.
However, WhatsApp is said to have restored the old green colour after users complained that the new colour wasn’t correctly visible in the notification, due to its contrast. Listening to the feedback WhatsApp has reverted the changes.
Recently the instant messaging app owned by Facebook was also spotted working on a feature called Flash Call that helps users to log into WhatsApp quickly. It is an automatic verification method over call to quickly get verified to log into WhatsApp that arrived in the WhatsApp beta for the Android 220.127.116.11 update.
As per the report, WhatsApp’s flash feature will call your phone number and then automatically end the call, verifying the last phone number in your phone’s log is equal to the number that gives you the 6-digit code. This automatic verification method is a safe method of login as all mobile numbers are different and one cannot trick.
However, this feature will be optional and the users can choose to go for the old mentioned method of logging into WhatsApp confirming the 6-digit code received via SMS or call. As far as privacy is concerned the messaging app is said to never use the user’s call history for any other purposes. However, it will just compare the last entry from your call history with the phone number that’s supposed to call you.
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