Whatsapp for Android gets material design

It has been an eventful day, Flipkart pulled back from Airtel zero, Cyanogen launched COS12 (aka Cyanogen Mod 12S) for One Plus and Whatsapp for Android got a brand new update! Yes, Whatsapp for Android has been going through tons of updates recently, but this one was not about voice calling, rather it focused more on the user interface, the much awaited material design or the lollipop theme is finally here.

What makes it different? A flatter design look, a better emoji icon tray, new icons for sharing, a better way to block unknown people, more animations. Also profiles look a bit more like Facebook, blending in the cover photo style view. And I almost forgot, you can make voice calls over Whatsapp, no invites, begging for others to call you first etc.

Here are a few screenshots:

And if you wish to install this version, you either need to wait for it to arrive on the Play store, or download the apk from the website and install it on your device.