In the past years , Whatsapp’s popularity in the Social Messaging Apps department has been ever-growing . So much so that Facebook acquired WhatsApp for a whopping sum of $19 Billion . WhatsApp is committed to providing satisfaction to its customers . Its developer team is hard at work and has been implementing new features to its app regularly.
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We have seen WhatsApp’s GIF Sharing , Long press to star message , Text formatting like
Strike through , Underline , Bold etc.
We also heard some rumours about WhatsApp working on a Snapchat Stories like feature for its app. This means that the WhatsApp statuses would be visible only for 24 hours . This feature has finally been implemented and it seems to be a server-side update with the update scheduled to come to Android & iOS as soon as possible.
A renowned news publication , Android Police has already been able to get this update and have posted a small video on YouTube showing this feature.
In a blog post , Jan Koum , the CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp , said
We are excited to announce that, coinciding with WhatsApp’s 8th birthday on February 24, we are reinventing the status feature. Starting today, we are rolling out an update to status, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and contacts on WhatsApp in an easy and secure way. Yes, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted.
Just like eight years ago when we first started WhatsApp, this new and improved status feature will let you keep your friends who use WhatsApp easily updated in a fun and simple way. From all of us at WhatsApp, we hope you enjoy it!
Let’s hope that this feature first implemented in Snapchat then taken by Instagram and now by WhatsApp is able to generate more users for this app in the ever growing list of smartphone users.