WhatsApp says old Status feature will return with next week’s update
The beta version of WhatsApp already has it. however next week the regular version of the app also will get the recent standing back, WhatsApp has formally confirmed. The recent standing feature, that was a part of a user’s profile, was recently removed by WhatsApp. Instead, the corporate had added a replacement feature — conjointly referred to as standing — through a tab wherever users will share temporary pictures and videos.
The move LED to a giant outcry. WhatsApp users noted that they were victimisation the recent standing feature as a tool through that they may subtly tell their friends concerning what they were rummaging. several conjointly used the standing feature to speak to their friends whether or not they were accessible on the phone or not.
WhatsApp on Wednesday 15th March 2017 told TechCrunch that old WhatsApp feature will be available for Android users next week. Subsequently, it will be then offered to iPhone users.
“We detected from our users that individuals incomprehensible the flexibility to line a persistent text-only update in their profile, thus we’ve integrated this feature into the regarding section in profile settings,” a WhatsApp proponent told TechCrunch. “Now, the update can seem next to profile names anytime you read contacts, like once making a replacement chat or observing cluster data.”
Although WhatsApp is transfer the recent standing back, it doesn’t suggest the corporate is jilting on the new feature that it introduced. the corporate has same that it’ll “build on the new standing feature that provides folks fun and interesting ways in which to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day.”
While it’s confirmed that the new standing update is returning, what’s nevertheless to be seen is however WhatsApp can whole it. Earlier, screenshots discharged from the beta build of the app had hinted that the corporate can decision the recent standing “tagline” considering that the standing is currently reserved for that new feature that the corporate introduced last month.