WhatsApp turned the world upside down for many when it announced the demise of old status feature in the app few weeks ago. The Facebook-owned chat app launched a new Status feature, and removed the old one that allowed people to set a text-only status update.
With the Status feature, which is seen as a separate tab in the app, users can share GIF, videos and photos with their contacts. This is a more Facebook and Instagram like feature. Also, just like the Snapchat’s Stories, the posts disappear after 24 hours from WhatsApp.
Since the Status feature does not allow to post textual messages, theÂ feature received mixed reactions from users with many mourning andÂ criticising the company for the move. The company eventually brought back the old status feature.
Now the app runs both old and new status feature. The old features is back but with a twist. The twist is the way you now set up your status. Earlier there was a dedicated tab named as Status where you could go and set your desired status message. Now the process is different.Â While many of us may be already knowing this process by now, for those who are still facing difficulty in setting up their status, here is how you do it:
Tap on the three-dot icon present on the top right corner inside the app
Go to Settings.
Tap on your profile picture.
You will see an option called ‘About and phone number’. Tap on the text message under the tab.
Tap on the pencil icon and write your status message.