Galaxy Unpacked happened this week and it seems that Samsung is doubling on its foldable format. This may slow down Android dev processes even more in a long term perspective, by introducing a new form factor for which devs may need to optimise their apps. And in this case, it may require apps to have different layouts, features and more. Well.. it is still hard to predict - what do you think? 🤔
Below you can find the top 3 features to try this week and the most comprehensive changelog for your Android apps.
- 📲 Twitter got a new font, icons and more visible changes that you may notice
- 📲 WhatsApp pushed photo upload quality options to more users on Android
- 📲 Typewise keyboard is about to get an enhanced language detection, word suggestion and more
See more details below 👇
Top features to test this week
This update is available to everyone already and if you still don't have it for some reason you can try to reboot your device or clear the app cache. It brings a new font called Chirp along with some buttons being coloured dark. This visual update is just the beginning of a new design rollout that will affect more sections of the Twitter app.
How to send photos on WhatsApp in the best quality?
- Open WhatsApp settings view.
- Tap on the Storage and data.
- Tap on the Photo upload quality at the bottom.
- Choose the Best quality option.
- Go back and share your photos in the chat.
Typewise is built by a Swiss deep-tech start-up that have built a privacy-focused smartphone keyboard app that also has a novel hexagonal keyboard and enhanced autocorrect AI which allows users to type faster and more accurately.
A - Amazon Prime Video
C - Chrome
- Chrome gets even more colorful with its big Material You revamp
- Chrome for Android will soon support locking Incognito tabs behind your lock/biometrics
D - Discord
D - DuckDuckGo
F - Facebook
F - Firefox
- Firefox Nightly is testing a split into Active, Inactive and Recently closed sections on a new tab page
G - Google Assistant
- New Google Assistant’s original translucent UI disappearing on Pixel
- Google tweaks Assistant w/ shorter panel, Lens as ‘What’s on my screen?’ replacement on Android
G - Google Pay
G - Google Phone
G - Google Photos
G - Google Podcasts
G - Google Tasks
I - Instagram
- Instagram is now testing ads in the Shop tab
- Instagram will let you limit DMs and comments from people who don’t follow you
- Instagram will now enable Reels creators to search for the audio of their choice
- Instagram is testing a feature to create a list of people and then mute their posts and stories if preferred
L - Linkedin
M - Medium
R - Reddit
S - Signal
T - Telegram
T - Twitter
- Twitter got a new font, icons and more visible changes that you may notice
- Twitter is Testing a New Option Which Would Enable You to Remove Specific Followers from Your Audience
- Twitter Adds New Raised Hand Emoji to Signal Questions in Spaces, Expands Roll Out of Voice Effects
W - WhatsApp
- WhatsApp pushed photo upload quality options to more users on Android
- WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168: what’s new?
- WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124: what’s new?
- WhatsApp's got a fresh new batch of very affectionate emoji for Android beta users
- You can transfer your WhatsApp chat history between iOS and Android, but you'll have to buy a Galaxy Fold to do it
- WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199: what’s new?
Y - YouTube
Y - YouTube Music
Y - YouTube Studio
- Mi Home now finally supports system-wide dark mode in plugins as an experimental feature
- CapCut by Bytedance got facial effects and optimised previews
- IMDB TV app now available on Android
- Typewise keyboard is about to get an enhanced language detection, word suggestion and more
- PUBG: New State's 2nd closed alpha test is coming to 28 countries this month
- PUBG Battlegrounds started Free Play Week with new gameplay until August 16th
Lot's of things going on outside of the TestingCatalog project for me so I am just trying to keep myself on track. Also, working on some page updates very slowly to make them look like our YouTube and Snapchat guides. Can you guess which app will be covered next?
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