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26th Apr 2024

WhatsApp users left fuming after update makes massive change to app



“Everyone I know hates it!”

WhatsApp users have been left furious this morning after waking up to a new update that has introduced a big change.

The messaging app has faced backlash in recent weeks after they made another small change to the app that users didn’t like.

The company changed the first letter of the ‘online’ and ‘typing’ indicators to capital letters, when they had previously always been lower case.

On similar messaging apps such as Facebook’s Messenger and Telegram, lower case is the norm.

The new ‘Online’ and ‘Typing’ status indicators caused such a stir amongst online communities that they announced they were backtracking the change.

However, the company has since made yet more changes to the app – and users aren’t happy.

People woke up this morning to find that the app had changed its interface from blue to green.

This means that many features are now a different colour, including the arrow for sending photos and notifications on the right-hand side of chat lists.

Although this has been the norm for Android users, those who use WhatsApp on Apple products have been left furious at the change, which was introduced in a new update.

“I hate the new green theme on iOS, everyone I know hates it! Give us back the blue one,” one person wrote on X.

“Why did I even update this thing smh,” another wrote.

A third put: “TF is this new iOS WhatsApp update? It went from blue to green. I’m struggling with this new colour.”

“WhatsApp green whatever is childish and dramatic, they should change it back to blue,” a fourth said.

However, it seems that the company is set on rolling out the changes further.

The company said they were using colour ‘more intentionally’ to give users an experience where they can ‘focus on the things that matter most on the screen.’

“If you can’t see these changes yet, there may be a short wait before they reach everyone,” they said, via Manchester Evening News. “Please make sure to keep WhatsApp updated to the latest version in the meantime.”

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