WhatsApp text Status feature is back on Android, update your Whatsapp version now
WhatsApp has started rolling out the previous “text status” feature. The feature, which was removed after WhatsApp introduced a new feature that too was called Status, is now part of the user profile. This feature is now called “About and phone number” and users can access it by going to their profile tab into settings.
Recently, Whatsapp introduced with new version having the feature called status, which allowed the users to add a short video and photo to share with friends, similarly as on facebook we do. But the users were looking unhappy and uncomfortable with the feature being added so it is being rolled back to the previous version.
The feature is only available for Android users, in the upcoming weeks it will also be available to iOS users. The app version that includes this feature is WhatsApp 2.17.111.
1. First, you need to do is update the app to get the feature back. It is not yet available to all as the update rollout is gradual. In case you haven’t got it, just wait for a day or two.
2. To set a text status on an Android smartphone, first, upgrading the messaging app via Google Play Store is mandatory. After which, the user can simply click on the three dots icon situated at the top right corner of the WhatsApp interface.
3. From the drop-down menu, click on the Settings and then head over to the “About and phone number” section and set a text status just like before. To note, the text status looks exactly like the old one. It comes with the all the default status options like – Available, Busy, Urgently call only, At school, At the movies and the rest.
4. WhatsApp brings no change to the old text status interface and works the same. Unlike the newly released video and photo status feature, the text status doesn’t disappear in 24 hours time. The IOS users might have to wait a little longer to get back and enjoy the old status feature.