WhatsApp's verification badge gets revamped by Meta

This change was first spotted on WhatsApp beta for Android and is coming to wider audience
A representational image of  new features of WhatsApp. — WhatsApp Blog
A representational image of  new features of WhatsApp. — WhatsApp Blog

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is making a significant change to its verification badge. It is reportedly going to change the iconic green badge to blue, aligning it with the colour scheme of its parent company, Meta.

This is part of Meta's effort to create a uniform UI across its properties. The change was first spotted in the WhatsApp beta for Android

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The blue badge would be more in line with other popular social media platforms such as Twitter and TikTok, which also use a blue verification badge.

Why is it changing?

This change is likely a branding strategy for Meta, aiming to deliver a more consistent look and feel across its properties. With over 2.7 billion active users and 100 billion messages sent daily, WhatsApp is a key platform for Meta.

The blue badge will provide more consistency with other platforms, helping users to easily trust verified accounts. Meta is also planning to bring its artificial intelligence (AI) features to WhatsApp, including new AI image generation capabilities and the Meta AI Search Bar.

These features aim to enhance the user experience and make WhatsApp more feature-rich.