WhatsApp for Android beta 2.19.297 is now available and brings a new Light Splash screen feature for users. Splash Screen is essentially a new page that initially appears when the app is loaded for the first time, with the Whatsapp logo pasted on a white background.
This new launch screen feature was spotted in the latest beta of Android, after being spotted in the beta of Business a few days ago. The newest Android beta update also suggests that a Dark Splash Screen feature is also under development, but may not be available at this time.
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WABetaInfo Tracker has analyzed the latest update of the 2.19.297 beta and has confirmed that the new start screen feature appears for Android users. You can get this version by signing up for the Google Play WhatsApp beta program or by downloading it later via APKMirror. The tracker claims that this feature was discovered for the first time in the beta version of WhatsApp Business for iOS 18.104.22.168 and now also in this beta version of Android.
He also spotted the Dark Splash Screen feature under development, but it has not yet been enabled for beta users. This is part of the development of the dark mode, which, according to the tracker, will arrive soon. Moreover, the WhatsApp tracker claims that the Android 2.19.297 update also offers support for the “Payments” feature in Indonesia. It indicates that, currently, only the portfolio functionality will be supported.