WhatsApp is testing two-pane layout for tablets and foldables devices
WhatsApp has had its own web version of the application for quite a while. This web version is only usable until your phone is connected to a secure internet connection. This hurdle will no longer exist as you are now able to use WhatsApp on more than one device. Last year in September, WhatsApp started testing the application to make its web version available on tablets. A latest companion mode was introduced that enabled testing of multiple devices running 2.0. However, WhatsApp isn’t a tablet-oriented application, so it doesn’t provide that great experience. The same issue exists with Samsung’s foldable devices. As this feature of using WhatsApp on multiple devices is now available, the company is working its way through improving the interface on Android tablets.
WhatsApp’s latest two-pane style
The most recent WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 introduces a brand-new, tablet-friendly two-pane style, which WABetaInfo was the first to notice. Your chats will show up on the left and open when you press them, as shown in the screenshots below. By doing this, you can switch between chats without leaving the one you’re in.
The larger screen space that a tablet or foldable affords is significantly better utilized by the two-pane interface. Also, it is far superior to the current public build interface, which only expands the phone layout to accommodate a tablet’s screen.
The split-view interface will also be available on foldable devices, according to our testing of WhatsApp’s 22.214.171.124 beta build on the Honor Magic Vs. The Status and Call tabs of the app have the same two-pane design. The new style will be a welcome addition to the messaging software as sales of foldable devices increase.
The new split layout for tablets is now being tested in beta by WhatsApp. There is no information available on the release date of the new two-pane view because Companion Mode is also in development.
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