Good news for WhatsApp users:
The text-only status feature has created a comeback on android. Users can update the WhatsApp app to the stable android v2.17.107 from Google Play Store to urge the feature. Because, the snapchatification of everything has resulted in backfire for WhatsApp. The move shows how social apps should quickly react to feedback if they made a false step in modernizing to adapt to visual communication.
The revived text status feature appeared in WhatsApp’s latest android beta version 2.17.95 last week, consistent with a report by Gadgets 360. It’s expected to be out there for all android devices in a week, and a roll-out for iOS devices will follow shortly. To use the old status feature, click on the 3 dots on top right within the WhatsApp app. Next, click Settings and click on on the profile image. The flexibility to add text to status is present below the about and mobile number tab.
However, the update doesn’t mean WhatsApp is doing away with its self destructing status feature. The Snapchat-designed WhatsApp status that lets users transfer videos and photos that disappear in twenty four hours, is true where it had been within the app. Another minor change within the new WhatsApp version is that the ‘Add attachment’ icon has shifted to the text box wherever users type message, from tab above.
Users can now rotate profile photos to left, right, top and bottom. Further, according to a report in android Police, Whats App is testing the feature to directly add GIFs via Google’s Gboard keypad. The feature is accessible for android users in Whats App beta 2.17.110, which can be downloaded from APK Mirror. you’ll also get the most recent beta updates directly by joining the Play Store beta. Once you become a beta tester, you’ll get updates even before they’re rolled out for everybody.
Whats App, that has 1.2 billion monthly users worldwide, often updates its app to introduce users to new options. The app recently added options like video calling, GIF support and easy call forwarding with its latest updates. WhatsApp users on iOS will queue messages once an online connection is absent. There’s also new storage usage screen along with the flexibility to share 30 photos or video in a go.
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