Last month, WhatsApp introduced the “Video status updates” feature which works just like story on Instagram and Snapchat. But unfortunately, the new feature didn’t go down well with a lot of people.
While many people were not okay with how the new feature removes the simplicity from WhatsApp, others complained about the removal of the contact tab and also text status.
Now WhatsApp has decided to fix one of these issues by re introducing the Text status feature. The feature which was added to the latest WhatsApp Version 2.17.95 is currently available to the beta users only and it works just like before.
WhatsApp explained the latest update in a statement to TechCrunch:
“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.”
This new change does not eliminate the video status option, which means you now have both the old text status and the new temporary video status. Since the feature is currently available to the beta testers only, most users might not see it yet until it’s pushed out to everyone.