On iOS, WhatsApp will remove the Broadcast Lists and New Group rows from the conversation list; a new access point will be added.

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging program, intends to redesign its chat user interface on Apple iOS devices. To accomplish this, the program will tidy up its appearance by removing specific rows.

The version 22.1.72 upgrade, according to WABetaInfo, eliminates the ‘Broadcast Lists’ and ‘New Group’ rows from the top of the chat list. WhatsApp concedes that the choices have been available for years, with users able to start new groups by tapping the ‘Start New Chat’ icon on the bottom right.

The Broadcast option, on the other hand, will now have a similar entry point, appearing in the top-left corner of the pop-up. The functionality is scheduled to be included in a future update, but no timetable has been set.

WhatsApp has also started testing a new iOS feature that displays profile images in system alerts. The feature will first be available to iOS 15 users, and it will include DPs in both individual and group chat alerts. The update is currently only available to beta testers.

In a similar vein, iOS users will soon be able to distinguish between mentions and answers in a group conversation. If someone answers to you in the beta version, you will receive a push message that says ‘Replied to you’, followed by the group name. Any group mentions, on the other hand, will be emphasised with the words ‘Mentioned you’ and @your name>.