Are you looking for inspiration for chat screen UI designs? Here’s a full collection of them! Everything from UI mobile chat screens, to desktop chat designs (both in dark and light mode themes), as well as chat designs for video call applications.
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Some details I noticed in UI designs for chats are:
- Status-indicators (small blobs of colors that indicate if your contacts are online or offline)
- Indicator of the number of unread messages from each chat
- Sections for file sharing and old files that’s been uploaded
- A separation between group-chats and chats with individuals
MOBILE CHAT UI Design
With smaller screens, designs are limited to the amount of features that can fit without overwhelming the user. Stripped down to the essentials, mobile chat designs often only consist of your most frequently talked to contacts and the chat windows.
Desktop Chat Designs
With desktop screens, you can fit more elements and “nice-to-have” features, compared to on mobile. For example making a section of the interface dedicated to file sharing and collaboration.
Dark mode desktop UI
Video Chat UI Inspiration
Video calls have become really popular since COVID forced people all around the world to adapt to working and studying remotely. It won’t be surprising therefore to see many upcoming applications tailored towards video calls and collaborations. So, here are a few of the best video chat UI concepts that I’ve seen.
One interesting detail I noticed while observing UI designs for video calls is that labels and buttons overlaying the videos are often half-transparent and/or contain a background blur. This is a good idea for minimizing the disturbance on the videos, while still maintaining the actions that one wants to allow the user to take.
Thank you for reading. I hope this was helpful!