WhatsApp Starts Offering Colorful Text Status Update

Angelica Greene
August 22, 2017

WhatsApp announced a fun, new way for the 250 million monthly users of WhatsApp Status (global) to express themselves. WhatsApp has been testing the colorful text update from last month and has rolled it out for everyone. Furthermore, if the user taps the status they will be redirected to another page with a black background in order to see the people who have shared their status on WhatsApp for Web as well. "To customize text statuses, users can choose a specific font and background color, or include links", the company said in a press statement.

The new feature is available on iPhone and Android phones, though we are yet to spot the coloured-text background on our phones.

Although WhatsApp Status failed to gain popularity and its criticism led the company to roll-back the old "text-based status updates", the Facebook-owned company is still trying to market its "Status" feature. There are following three options: "my contacts", "contacts except" and "only share with". WhatsApp's coloured text Status will roll out to Android and iOS users, and users can also view this on the desktop app as well.

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Now you can switch your WhatsApp status update to suit your mood. To do so, go to WhatsApp's privacy settings and there you have the option to choose the people who will receive your update.

Just like Snapchat and Instagram Stories have a reply option for Stories, WhatsApp has the same for Status.

The chat app service WhatsApp recently introduced Status tab in the app which allow users to share photos with their contacts.

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