WhatsApp Re-introduces its Text Status Feature. We already informed our readers that WhatsApp is going to revive it’s previous status feature. Now WhatsApp has revealed that it will bring its About Status feature to all Android users next week. iPhone users will also get the update soon. Though the change is already available in Android Beta version of WhatsApp.
The feature that was the copy of Snapchat stories didn’t get much appreciation from the users. Mostly were missing the old Status feature.
WhatsApp Re-introduces its Text Status Feature
One reason the New WhatsApp status feature didn’t get a positive response was that users had already experienced this feature in Snapchat and Instagram, so this wasn’t new for them.
In mid-February, WhatsApp removed the feature that let users set an away message, and then gave the Status name to a Snapchat Stories clone.
Now users will be able to open the About section of their profile to put a text Status. They can also see other people’s by opening their contact when starting a new chat thread or looking at group chat info.
WhatsApp provided this statement:
“We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile. So we’ve integrated this feature into the ‘About’ section in profile settings. 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. At the same time, we’re continuing to build on the new Status feature. That gives people fun and engaging ways to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day.”
The new update by WhatsApp didn’t get a major blowback as Facebook Messenger Day. The reason was that WhatsApp added the feature in a separate tab rather than at the top of the list. But replacing a utilitarian communication feature with a whimsical content-based one broke the behavior patterns of many users. So now WhatsApp is giving them both.