Days before its eighth birthday on February 24, messaging app Whats App launches a new update that lets users put videos, photos, and GIF in their status. These status updates, which come with end-to-end encryption, disappear after 24 hours of being updated. the users can also control who can see their status updates.
WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp status, a brand new tab for sharing adorned photos, videos and GIFs that disappear once in 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, however, the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp electronic communication. WhatsApp tested the feature for beta users in Nov, and currently, the status tab is rolling out worldwide on iOS, android, and Windows Phone. Users will watch updates from friends and reply in camera, shoot and adorn their imaging with drawings and captions and send their creations to all their contacts they’ve chosen with a persistent privacy setting. Sending media to specific friends continues to be done through message threads.
WhatsApp Product Manager Randall Sarafa told that the new WhatsApp status combines 3 existing options – broadcast lists, media sharing, and, of course, Status.
Whats App is Becoming a Social Network
The WhatsApp status videos look the same as Instagram Stories, that successively was in fact heavily ‘inspired’ by Snapchat’s feature of a similar name. The new status implementation by WhatsApp represents a move far away from the traditional messaging app model that the corporate had, by and huge, stuck to until now, and is a trial to add additional social-networking capabilities to the messaging app.Moto M (Gold, 64 GB)
The essence of the revamped WhatsApp status is that you just broadcast regular updates to your friends, who then share their comments or reactions. The one difference here is any replies that your friends send to status updates are visible only to you, in your Chat with that friend, with a message that indicates that WhatsApp status update they’re replying to. In contrast, the replies and comments you get on Facebook updates, Instagram posts or tweets are visible to everybody. The idea behind the modification, Sarafa says, is to get users to share stuff with individuals “without thinking about that chat window to share it with”. So, rather than 1st choosing a chat then triggering the camera from there like you typically do, you’re currently inspired to shoot 1st and discover the sharing options later.
Now the question is will Wats app can the snapchat ?
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