WhatsApp for Windows Phone updated with UI tweaks to the pivot menu and more

WhatsApp for Windows 10 Mobile
WhatsApp for Windows 10 Mobile (Image credit: Windows Central)

WhatsApp users are in for a slightly more modernized experience after the app's latest update (emphasis on slightly). Included in version 2.17.52 of the app is a small tweak to the main pivot menu, transitioning it from its Windows Phone 8.1 roots to more of a Windows 10 Mobile aesthetic.

WhatsApp for Windows Phone update brings small UI tweaks

If you're familiar with the People app, then WhatsApp's new look may be very familiar to you. The text is smaller than the older menu and there is now a line underneath whatever section you're currently viewing. There are other minor UI tweaks all around, including some slightly rearranged settings in the Privacy menu, but the pivot menu is the biggest noticeable change.

Other than those changes, it appears that WhatsApp has increased the media sharing limit from 10 to 30, meaning you can select and share 30 photos and videos at once. That should be a welcome change to anyone who regularly shares dozens of photos with family members and the like.

If you want to check out all of what's new, you should be able to grab WhatsApp version 2.17.52 from the Windows Store now. Also be sure to give us a shout if you notice anything else new in this update.

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