WhatsApp decided that it’s best for their service to resurrect their text status tool for both Android and iOS, being more than just an instant messaging app. Developers at WhatsApp launched a status feature similar to the one implemented by Snapchat. Nevertheless, this new tool did not generate too much interest among WhatsApp users.
WhatsApp is not just an instant message app anymore
The major problem began when a user did not manage to find the traditional text status. Whatsapp decided to exchange the text status feature for a tool which implied visual triggers, like pictures, which were used as status and lasted for 24 hours. Nevertheless, the company suffered a massive recoil from consumers, leading to a reset of the status tool. Thus, now, consumers will be able to use the text status again.
However, WhatsApp also announced that the new story-like update would continue to be available. A spokesperson from the company claimed that users stated that they were no longer able to establish a lasting text-only update for their profile. That is why the company felt forced to reintroduce the text status feature into the “About” section in settings.
Users will have fun with the Status tool and the text status feature
Therefore, the tool will appear near the profile name of the user anytime he or she views contacts, for instance, when developing a new chat or looking at Group info. The spokesperson also claimed that the company would continue to work on the new Status tool which offers users a lot of fun and they engage methods in sharing GIFs, videos and photos with their relatives and friends every day. They will enhance that update to the benefit of the user.
Based on a new report which was recently filled, the feature was already integrated into the beta version of WhatsApp for Android. By next week, developers hope that it will reach the final version. Unfortunately, the company did not mention when the feature will be introduced for iOS users, but they are likely to get the new tool soon.
Back in the days, Whatsapp was only a method for people to let their friends know what they are doing at work or in their spare time if they are available or not. The instant messaging feature, which grew to be the primary function of the app, was added later. Now, you can make use of the new text status, and you will probably enjoy the Status feature which will add fun to your conversations.
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