WhatsApp rolls out old ‘text status’ feature again for it users. Users can update the WhatsApp app to the stable Android v2.17.107 from Google Play Store to get this old text feature. Recently WhatsApp had replaced the old text status with snapchat stories like feature. Users can upload pics and small video clips as their status, which will automatically get disappear after 24 hours.
The status feature also brought few in-app customizations as well. However, users didn’t like this feature and there demand the need for WhatsApp text status update.Besides the new feature, WhatsApp has removed the option of adding texts to the status. But, not many users liked the feature and demanded the old text status back.
This new WhatsApp text status update brings the old feature with the name “About and phone number”. The user can have access to it by going into Profile tab. As of now, the feature is only available for Android users and will be available for iOS users. This new feature is available in the latest WhatsApp 2.17.111 app version.
“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,” says WhatsApp spokesperson.
However, new WhatsApp update is not available for iOS users at this moment but will be rolled out for all soon. The text status feature exactly looks like the old one and comes with few default statuses. You don’t observe any change in the old text status.