If you’ll check WhatsApp’s website, you will notice that a new update for Android had been published. It’s a beta version that brought a lot of changes of the Material Design, which looks a lot nicer and cleaner. The 2.12.87 APK can’t be downloaded from the Google Store, where only stable versions are published.
If your Android device is running on version 2.3 and above, you can download the WhatsApp 2.12.87 APK from the official website and enjoy the new changes that affected the calling interface. Speaking of voice calls, if you remember, this feature was introduced back in February, and the first “testers” were random Android users selected by the developers. After a few weeks, a beta version came with this feature enabled, and the users were no longer desperate to find friends which managed to activate voice calling, because only if they were called, the feature was activated on their devices. The developers tried to improve the service, because they received a lot of complaints from the users who reported that the calls have echoes, are lagging or ending out of the blue. Also, the amount of used mobile data is huge, almost as much as on Skype, but the calls don’t have HD quality, which is quite frustrating, especially if you have a limited data plan.
WhatsApp’s employees improved the application and the 2.12.87 beta version solved most of the known issues. Besides, the Material Design suffered other changes and the default wallpaper was changed, from dark beige to calmer beige and with denser outline drawings. The vivid green background that had the caller’s name on it has been removed and the bright red background for End call has a different tone, more pinkish. Also, the end call button received the same color. You will notice that the icons were shrunk and have a more minimalistic look, the old school icons placed in front of the options: Block, Clear chat, Email chat and Add shortcut have been removed as well. The Search bar is semi-transparent and no longer shows the second underline when typing for a contact’s name.
If you want to discover the rest of the visual changes, we suggest you to download WhatsApp 2.12.87 APK from whatsapp.com, but before installing it, enable the Unknown Sources option from Settings.