WhatsApp Brings Back ‘Text Status’ Feature After Huge User Backlash: Well, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has taken back the newly launched feature called WhatsApp Stories. WhatsApp introduced a Snapchat Stories like feature called WhatsApp Status update a few days back to engage more users but users fired back. Because it was nothing but a clone feature of Snapchat furthermore they removed the user-favorite “Text Status”. Who needs a Snapchat feature in WhatsApp when we already have it in Snapchat!
WhatsApp Brings Back ‘Text Status’ Feature After Huge User Backlash
Soon after the release of “Stories” update, the company received a huge criticism from users. Media reports say that WhatsApp is bringing back the Text based status feature. The report also said that the image-based stories feature will also stay in the app but now the user will have both features on it.
First, the Text Statuses reappearance was reported by Tech Crunch in last weeks WhatsApp’s beta release. WhatsApp quoted as saying,”We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so we have integrated this feature into the ‘About’ section in profile settings.”
The company also said,”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 are 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.”
The rolled back ‘About’ status will be released to all Android users next week and will soon find its way to iPhone users. Soon you will be able to update your status in text form under the About section and can also check out other’s status too by visiting their profile.