March 22, 2017

WhatsApp Set to Bring Back the Good Old Text Status "WhatsApp…"

20 March 2017, 04:18 | Megan Pierce

WhatsApp Set to Bring Back the Good Old Text Status “WhatsApp…

Old whatsapp status makes a return on the app

As mentioned earlier, all WhatsApp users on Android will only get the feature now; however iPhone users should also get it soon. The feature, which was removed after WhatsApp introduced a new feature that too was called Status, is now part of the user profile. To use the old Status feature, click on the three dots on top right in the WhatsApp app.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently updated its chatting platform with a new Status feature that allows users to upload videos and photos as their statuses.

The new update coming to WhatsApp will allow users to enable availability status through "About section" on the app. The good news for users is that you have a choice, instead of having to make do with the "whimsical" new feature that a lot of apps are introducing now to imitate Snapchat Stories. Finally, it appears like Android users have finally started receiving the WhatsApp update that brings the old feature back.

The instant messaging app nowadays comes with a new feature nearly daily. Unfortunately, this feature replaced the text "Status" option. That's what some WhatsApp users have been complaining about when the messaging app chose to replace the normally simple status message to that of another Snapchat Stories clone. It is not yet available to all as the update rollout is gradual.

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To set a text status on an Android smartphone, first, upgrading the messaging app via Google Play Store is mandatory.

Let's just hope that WhatsApp has learned its lesson and stops from trying to change the text-messaging app in something it isn't. Further, it also comes in default options such as At home, At School, Sleeping, Busy etc.

WhatsApp brings no change to the old text status interface and works the same. The feature got mixed reactions from its users globally. With that being said, both Instagram and WhatsApp have been equipped with the feature to share gifs, clips and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours.

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