- WhatsApp is making a change to the main menu of the Android app.
- The three dots in the upper right corner have disappeared. Instead, your profile picture can now be seen there.
- You can also use this to open Settings.
Messaging app WhatsApp is making a change to its Android app. In the main menu, the three dots at the top of the chat list have disappeared. Previously, you could use it to open a menu that, among other things, allowed you to access settings. To access these dots, you’ll have to tap on your profile picture instead, which will now appear instead of the three dots.
Perhaps the change is part of a larger redesign. According to insiders, WhatsApp wants to adapt the look of its Android app to Google’s Material Design 3 guidelines. The look of the buttons in Messenger has recently been changed.
Settings can now be accessed via your profile picture
WhatsApp has not yet officially commented on the redesign. Other planned innovations include moving the menu bar from top to bottom and introducing filtering options. The color scheme should also be changed. These changes are already being tested in the beta version of the messenger on Android phones.
There might be another reason to replace the three dots with your profile picture. Because WhatsApp is soon planning to let you use multiple WhatsApp accounts on a single device. You can always see which account you are currently using in the main menu using the profile picture.
In the iOS app, you can access Settings via the menu bar at the bottom. It remains to be seen if this will change soon and WhatsApp will adapt the design of the apps to each other.
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