Repercussions from the users have finally caused WhatsApp to bring back the Text Status feature. The old text status feature which was available before was removed from the cross-platform in mid-February. WhatsApp instead added a Snapchat Stories clone which met with mixed responses. However, the text statuses will now roll out to all the Android users and will come soon to iPhones as well. According to a report from TechCrunch, WhatsApp has confirmed to revive the ‘About Status’ for its users. Previously, the About Status feature allowed the users to set a text Status that other people in their contact list could view either while opening the contact entry or starting a chat thread.
“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,” WhatsApp explained in a statement to TechCrunch.
However, the company won’t wipe out the Snapchat clone feature from the app that was introduced last month. The feature adds stories similar like Instagram or Snapchat where a user could post pictures and videos that disappear after 24 hours. Surprisingly, this addition couldn’t gain much popularity unlike the Snapchat-style Status stories.