WhatsApp continues to grind record numbers and to say it is the platform itself that announces the record of 2 billion active users. Incredible numbers that clearly make the app among the most used in the world and in terms of messaging certainly the most used. The numbers probably highlight the improvement work that the developers are carrying out in the code by introducing week after week novelties capable of making the application more user friendly. An attention that clearly pleases users who decide to reward the app by using it more than others both in general and in this field.
Dark mode coming soon
After repeated experimental versions, the new Dark Theme publicly arrived on WhatsApp a few weeks ago. In this case the users who can use it daily are only those with the Beta version by installing an APK. How does it work? Basically, users can activate the new mode directly from the settings of the application itself in the “Theme” section. Here three distinct options will appear: Light, Dark and Energy Saving, which will guarantee energy savings by proposing a color with gray tones rather than completely black.
Microsoft is modifying several icons of the native Windows 10 apps and also the operating system logo for Windows 10X. For one year had been announced a restructuring regarding the style of the icons of Windows 10, and the new versions for the Office apps. The company has now announced the redesign of over 100 icons with new colors, materials and details.
The goal is to modernize Microsoft software and services under the dictates of Fluent Design: “With the new redesigned icons we faced two important creative challenges: we needed to signal innovation and change while maintaining the familiarity of services for consumers. We also had need to develop a flexible and open design system to expand into various contexts, remaining faithful to the Microsoft style, “wrote Jon Freidman, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Design and Research.
Many of the changes in the icons try to be consistent and don’t want to revolutionize everything necessarily. To date, Windows 10 is betrayed by its “hybrid” nature, with the Win32 apps competing for the place with those designed on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). As a result, the apps use different stylistic features for the icons, and the new design tries to clean up.
It is by far the best video player for windows. For windows it is almost a necessity to have it installed. In addition to recognizing noisy files and having advanced video controls, it allows you to record video clips with just two clicks: by clicking on rec at the beginning and end of the instant you wish.
It supports a large number of video formats. It does not require installation and is very light even due to a defect: it does not have a real graphic interface but a small bar is displayed when the mouse cursor moves.
WhatsApp will introduce fingerprint authentication to block access to content to unauthorized persons.
The WhatsApp Beta Info site has found how the beta version 2.19.221 supports the new feature but it is necessary to reinstall the application if it is not shown. If it is visible, you will have to wait before you can use it.
To activate this feature you will need to go to: settings -> account -> privacy. Among the options that will be available in WhatsApp there will be the choice to block the app immediately, after 1 minute or 30 minutes. Furthermore it will be possible to choose whether or not to show information in notifications.
It is not clear when fingerprint unlocking will arrive officially and for everyone on Android. The latest information in this regard dates back to January 2019, but now we are very near to the release date of the whatsapp version for all users. The only condition is to have a fingerprint reader on the smartphone.