Yes, it is true; WhatsApp text status update feature, is back again. One of the most popular messaging apps, WhatsApp tried to copy Snapchat. One fine morning, with an upgrade, you could just put a picture as your status update. For few users, it seemed to be a good one, but undoubtedly, the majority of users found this picture status update feature annoying. I was one of them.
Not only me, but I bet you would also want the Whatsapp text status update feature back. And finally, WhatsApp had to bring back the text status update feature. Well, this initiative shows how fast the social media apps need to react when they get feedback.
How to use WhatsApp text status update feature?
WhatsApp text status update feature revived last week in Android Beta version of WhatsApp Messenger in “About” section of profiles. Very soon, this feature will roll out to all Android users. The users can now open WhatsApp Messenger, go to the “About” section and then place a text status update. You can view their text status by opening the contact and check their profile like you used to do before.
It is pretty evident that WhatsApp messenger’s new Snapchat style stories didn’t get as much as popularity as the company expected. The reason was, WhatsApp created a separate tab for the status features. But Snapchat had the status tab feature at the top of the list of active threads. Now, this broke the pattern which the users became familiar.
In the meantime, WhatsApp is not entirely getting rid of the Snapchat like stories feature. The stories feature will remain in the app. On other news, Facebook already added stories feature on their news feed. The social media giant also added this feature to its rest of the apps too that includes Instagram, WhatsApp Messenger, and FB Messenger.
According to WhatsApp, “We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so we have integrated this feature into the ‘About’ section in profile settings“. The WhatsApp text status update will roll out in next week, and it will come soon for iPhone users too.