The latest Android beta of WhatsApp features a dual-panel interface for tablets. What usually happens in these cases is – these new features are tested in the beta channel for a period of time (could be weeks or even months), and then they finally make it to everyone.
Obviously, we’d like the same logic to apply here, since a dual-panel UI makes more sense on a tablet than a simple scaled-up version of a phone UI.
The first Android tablet-compatible version of WhatsApp was launched for beta testers last year, although it did not have Split View. You can see the new UI in the latest screenshot above, and it appears to be rolling out for users in beta.
As expected, the chat list is always displayed on the left, so you can quickly jump between conversations without having to go back first. Split view is also available for the Calls and Status tabs.
Hope this gets out of beta testing soon.