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The latest WhatsApp download version 2.16.220 has brought the much talked-about Material Design of Lollipop to Android users. This update has not been rolled out through over-the-air programming (OTA), but the apk file can be downloaded from official sources.

What’s New

This version comes with new improvements, such as messages and calls already secured with end-to-end encryption; BOLD Added feature; ability to receive and send PDF files; option to tap on “browse other docs” when attaching PDFs; emoji update for Android Mobile; increase of group members from 100 to 256; Lifetime WhatsApp free; additional Like features; bug fixes; doc improvements, such as the send function; and improvements in the Dark & Light function. Aside from these, you will now be able to mark conversations as “unread” to give you a visual reminder if you want to reply to a message later on. You can do this by long-pressing the conversation bar, which will pull up a menu that shows the “Mark as Unread”.

Material Design Makeover

This new version of WhatsApp features a deep green title bar that blends into 3 tabs for contacts, chats and calls, as well as new buttons in the chat window that lets you record voice messages. Basically, the update completely renovates the app’s interface with its main color to be dark green. Moreover, there are numerous graphical improvements, including new colorful animations and changes to the profile interface. All in all, the improved and neater layout and icons are really fresh to look at.

According to those who have already used it, downloading this updated version of the app will allow you to experience all major improvements that the Material Design is bringing.

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