What you need to know
- WhatsApp is making changes to contact pages for group chats and businesses.
- The new WhatsApp changes don't appear to be limited to those on the beta program.
- WhatsApp has already rolled improved contact pages out to some people.
WhatsApp is already rolling out a redesigned contact page on iOS and now it's expanding that new look to businesses and group chats, too.
While WABetaInfo suggests that this new look is rolling out to beta testers now, I've noticed that I already have this new interface on my iPhone — and I'm using the version of WhatsApp that's already available in the App Store. That might suggest that WhatsApp is making the improved contact pages available to all, whether they're on the beta program or not.
WhatsApp is one of the best iPhone apps at what it does but few would argue that it's a good-looking app. These changes improve the layout of contact pages considerably and it's all most welcome indeed.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.