WeChat’s closed beta update for its Android app has shown what could possibly be in store for users of the platform in the not-too-distant future.

The update of Android’s 6.6.7 beta version displays an overhauled user interface of Moments, Official Accounts, and chat windows. Most changes come in the form of redone status bars. Traditionally, these bars have been a solid gray, but have now been made transparent.

The same changes can be seen in the QR code scanning interface, in which a thin transparent bar has replaced the broad, solid one in previous versions.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.