In mid-November WhatsApp Desktop leaped, with the debut of the beta of the new UWP app completely renewed and compatible with Windows 10 and 11. And already with the first build, the restyling of the UI had introduced much more coherent and integrated graphics with the news of the latest operating system from Redmond.
But it is with the latest version of the beta, created with the WinUI 2.6 graphics library, which comes the real turning point. We see the Fluent Design, which is the most recent stylistic language adopted in recent years by Microsoft (and from which the new Windows was designed), and the final glance gains, resulting much more in continuity with Windows 11, as you can see in the screenshot below, provided by the Twitter user FireCubeStudios, and that compares the old interface with the one just arrived.
And so goodbye to the hard and square shapes of the past for keys and windows, and here instead are more rounded edges, more compact icons, and slightly revisited color choices. The work, however, is not yet completed, and there are still several elements that must be approved before WhatsApp Desktop UWP speaks all the same language, that of Windows 11. With the next Beta, therefore, we can expect further developments in this sense.