WhatsApp has just been updated to 2.12.38 and the change list includes a very important update which will make many users very happy. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging service available on many mobile platforms including Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
It got acquired by Facebook last year and it has been hiting milestones frequently, the latest one being 500 million active users. WhatsApp has gone through many changes this year. The first main change was the update that introduced the voice calling feature. Users were eager to receive the voice calling feature on their devices until WhatsApp made the update available for all regions and all devices.
Now, the company comes with another update, probably the most requested update, the introduction of Material Design. Since the moment Google introduced Android Lollipop with Material Design user interface, developers have been working hard on updating their apps’ user interface based on the newly released Material Design guidelines.
After months of waiting, the WhatsApp service for Android devices has been update to version 2.12.38 which introduces the long-awaited material design. Version 2.12.38 of the app brings a new navigation bar which collapses when the user scrolls down. You can go ahead and download the update now from the Play Store. If you go to the market and it says that you already have the latest version, we have got you covered.
The APK file for WhatsApp version 2.12.38 has been leaked for all users to install. Read the guide below to properly install WhatsApp update with Material Design.
- Download WhatsApp 2.12.38 APK file and move it to your phone.
- Go to Settings > Security and enable Unknown Sources.
- Now open your current WhatsApp, open the menu and go to settings.
- Go to Chat Settings and make a backup of all your messages.
- Delete WhatsApp and install the new APK file.
- Insert your number and restore your messages.
This is it. Enjoy WhatsApp with Material Design on your Android device.