WhatsApp is working on multiple new features, such as Chat Lock, message editing, and many others. The company has accelerated the rollout of new features while some are still under testing. One more feature is spotted under testing that redefines WhatsApp's approach to context menus.
According to the latest report, the newly redesigned context menu is currently under beta testing. However, folks at WABetaInfo have shared a few screenshots that give us our first glimpse at the WhatsApp context menu's new look. Notably, when you tap and hold a message to select it in the current stable version of WhatsApp, it only shows a few emoji for reactions, while the delete, forward, and other options are placed on the top toolbar.
The new WhatsApp context menu is only available to beta testers
Now, with the latest WhatsApp v188.8.131.52, a context menu for messages has been spotted. The new look of the WhatsApp context menu looks similar to what we already have on the iOS app. You will get Delete, Forward, Reply, and Info options in a drop-down list. Emoji reactions still appear on top of the message itself.
The new WhatsApp context menu is still under development and isn't rolling out to everyone. It is only available to WhatsApp beta testers. However, this change in the message context menu suggests that the messaging platform is eyeing the same design language parity across operating systems. This also rekindles the app's design language and brings some modern touches to the dated WhatsApp app.