WhatsApp Set to Bring Back the Good Old Text Status "WhatsApp…"
21 March, 2017, 07:54 | Author: Nadine Todd
Seeing this, WhatsApp was nearly forced to remove the "Status" feature.
For some time, WhatsApp had removed the option for adding text to the status but not many users likedf it. Users can update WhatsApp app to the stable Android v2.17.107 from Google Play Store to get the feature. The company in a statement to TechCrunch recently said that the feature at first will be available on Android devices and will later arrive on iOS. The new feature called "WhatsApp Status" was released last month.
WhatsApp, which has 1.2 billion monthly users worldwide, frequently updates its app to introduce users to new features.
You can now change your status in the About section in the profile settings.
WhatsApp users were quick to point out the exact feature is already available on Snapchat as well as Facebook-owned Instagram in form of Stories. But, not many users liked the feature and demanded the old text status back.
So vocal were the protests that WhatsApp apprently made a decision to bring the feature back.
Notably, the revamped WhatsApp status ain't going anywhere and will remain a constant in a separate tab. "Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info", says WhatsApp spokesperson. Once you become a beta tester, you'll get updates even before they are rolled out for everyone. After which, the user can simply click on the three dots icon situated at the top right corner of the WhatsApp interface.
Users can now set up text Statuses as per their preference.
More so, some people prefer this new feature to the old one thus they should not fear, as both of the features will still be available. The new status will be set by default to "Hey there, I'm using WhatsApp!" but it can be changed to whatever the user wants to such as "Watching TV" or "On a walk". Since this was a previous feature, which got mixed reviews, your old updates will still be there. The Snapchat-styled WhatsApp Status that lets users upload videos and photos that disappear in 24 hours, is right where it was in the app.
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