WhatsApp Design Principles

A product designer at WhatsApp listed these 5 rules WhatsApp sticks to when designing a product for over a billion people.


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WhatsApp designs and builds its product with specific principles in mind. These principles are at the core of the decision-making process. Here are some examples of these shared values:

  • The interface should feel native to the device the person is using
  • The app should be lightweight and require as little storage as possible
  • The interface should be simple
  • User actions and animations should be quick to respond
  • Features should provide obvious utility so they require little introduction
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