WhatsApp borrows Facebook's colorful status updates

22 Août, 2017, 09:04 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • WhatsApp announces new colour text based status update will be available for desktop too

WhatsApp started testing its new colorful Status option with select users earlier this month before rolling it out to everyone today.

Now you can switch your WhatsApp status update to suit your mood. Now you never have to worry about getting the word out to all your family and friends.

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Reply to an update: When you view someone's Status update, there is a reply button, so you can comment on any photo, video, or GIF. Whether you're looking for vacation recommendations or notifying a group about the address for a party, the text-based status feature allows you to update your contacts in a fun and personal way. The tipster also confirms that WhatsApp for Windows Phone does not support this feature, and on the Web, you can only view these text statuses for now, and not create them. To customize text statuses, users can choose a specific font and background color, or include links.

Back in February, WhatsApp brought the Status feature for both Android and iOS and now the messaging platform is releasing this feature to its web client as well. You can also respond to any status if you have no idea how to start a chat with a contact. You can tell who has viewed your Status update by tapping the eye icon at the bottom of any Status update to view a list of contacts who have seen the update.

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