Whatsapp Status – New update, Advantages/Disadvantages, how to use it
Whatsapp Status launched new feature on February 24 2017. The new feature is similar to snaptchat and Instagram story. The update was launched officially, you don’t need to update your Whatsapp for this new update, it is deployed by Whatsapp directly on their server. The new feature allow you to upload pictures, videos and GIFs. Text status is no more. The new status will remain active for 24 hours only.
Whatsapp Status official launch
Whatsapp officially announced on February 20 2017, the new feature is lunching which allow users to upload pictures, videos and GIFs. The update is applied on iOS as well as Android on February 24 2017. Most of the users are unhappy because of new update.
The new Whatsapp allow users to share photos, videos and animated GIFs. The shared content will visible for 24 hours only. The status is visible to all your contacts.
Post on Whatspp Official blog
“It was just eight years ago, in February 2009, when we started writing the first lines of code for what would eventually become WhatsApp. The original idea behind the project was to build an application that lets your friends and other contacts know what you’re up to. This was months before we added messaging.
Even after we added messaging in the summer of 2009, we kept the basic “text only” status functionality in WhatsApp. Every year, when Brian and I would plan projects to work on, we always talked about improving and evolving this original “text only” status feature.
We are excited to announce that, coinciding with WhatsApp’s 8th birthday on February 24, we are reinventing the status feature. Starting today, we are rolling out an update to status, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and contacts on WhatsApp in an easy and secure way. Yes, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted.”
Whatsapp Status Advantages/Disadvantages
If you have updated Whatsapp then old status disappears and you can see just contact name and contact number.
1. Now you can post only pictures, videos and GIFs as your status. You can’t update only text status now.
2. The new updated status will remain active for 24 hours only. :/ It’s disappointed every user.
3. If you want to access the contact list then you will need to access it from chat tab >> Click on message icon on the top right corner of the page. You will be redirected to your contact list. You will have chats, status and call tab on your Whatsapp application.
4. The good things about the update is only one that you can share videos, GIFs and pictures without any issue. It’s amazing feature!
How to use Whatsapp Status ?
View and Reply to Contacts Status update
You can reply to status update from Status tab on Whatsapp. You can reply to status update from Reply at the bottom of the screen.
Add Status Update
You can add your own status update by navigating the status tab >> Status Icon >> You can add the new photo or record the new video or can choose existing image from the image picker.
You can add the text, emoji and even free hand drawing.
Update the Status Privacy Settings
You can share the status update with your phone contact list or with only selected contacts. You can update the privacy settings by updating the swipe to the status bar >> Click on Menu button >> Status Update >> You can select who can see your status update.
Delete a Status Update
The status will be disappear after 24 hours. You can delete the status update from Status tab >> Click on three dots on My Status >> hold on your status >> Click on trash icon >> Delete.
Enjoy status update!!!!!