The tweak will be deployed for Android users over the next week and will come to iOS soon. According to the group's spokesman "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 setting and we're continuing to build on status feature".
WhatsApp which has been a popular instant messaging app came out about 8 years ago and its user interface hasn't changed much ever since. In what will be WhatsApp's biggest update, the new status feature allow users to share photos and videos on which they can add emojis and drawings that will disappear after a day, similar to Snapchat stories.
The reaction however from users over the change doesn't go well for the company which is testing a system to allow business to talk directly to users.
By Danson Bassey
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