WhatsApps latest iOS update allows users to assign wallpapers to different chats

Joanna Estrada
December 1, 2020

WhatsApp, used by over 2 billion users, is also rolling out doodle wallpaper - the default wallpaper now - in more colors, and is bulking up the selection of wallpapers with more images of nature and architecture from around the world, it said.

Shortly after teasing the custom wallpaper background and many others features, WhatsApp has made some of the official in its latest stable version rollout. It will allow you to use a custom wallpaper for your preferred chats and favourite contacts to make the chat windows look different from your regular WhatsApp wallpaper. Meanwhile, all wallpapers can be dimmed or brightened as the users desire. In addition to this, there are no new wallpapers.

As per a recent report from The Verge, the new wallpaper customization options include the ability to set different custom wallpapers for each chat, color variants of the original doodle wallpaper, several new nature and architecture wallpapers, and an option to set different wallpapers for light and dark mode. They will be available in the "Bright" and "Dark" albums.

Finally, the app will also get separate light/dark mode wallpapers. You'll see an automatic transition as your phone setting switches from light to dark mode.

The new wallpapers can be accessed in the WhatsApp settings to apply them globally or in the top right overflow menu to set them for individual chats or groups. It will let you search and find stickers using text or emoji. While this seems helpful, this also needs the sticker creators to tag their makes with relevant text and emojis before publishing. "Together at Home has been one of the most popular sticker packs across WhatsApp", Facebook said, adding: "and will now be even more expressive and useful in its animated form". The sticker pack is available with text localized for 9 languages, including Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

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