WhatsApp's previous text status returns on new beta version of the app

You might recall that last month, on its eighth birthday, WhatsApp announced the introduction of video status updates. This did not go down smoothly for WhatsApp subscribers, many of whom felt that the Facebook owned messaging app was merely copying Instagram and Snapchat. To prevent the torch and pitchfork crowd from making a raid on WhatsApp headquarters, the text status feature has made a triumphant return on the new version of the app, 2.17.95. This currently is available to beta users only.

Changing back to the previous text status requires a click on the overflow menu (the infamous three dots) in the upper right hand corner of the app. Once this has been achieved, click on Settings, then tap on your name. That will take you to the Profile tab from where you can type in your status or click on a pre-written one. The latter includes everyday possibilities such as Available, Busy, At School, At the Movies and more.

The update, while bringing back text status, does not eliminate the new video status option. It does move the location from where you add attachments to your messages (like pictures, video, PDF files and more) from the upper right-hand corner to an area next to the box where you type in your messages.

Remember, for now the update is limited to beta users.

source: MySmartPrice



1. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

They shouldnt of got rid of it in the first place. Have both options if so not grt rid of a good feature

2. ElenaSandy

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Thank god! I hated that dumb video status!

3. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

They need fully return previous functionality and bury new idiotic status updates somewhere in setting, so retards using this crap could always find it. All the rest (I mean normal people) do not need to see neither status updates nor its useless tab. Avatar picture change should be visible to everyone (for example you have a lot of contacts but only looking at picture can remember person behind a name). WhatsApp was a work tool for many people not a fun tool for retards WhatsApp management unfortunately tries to convert it to...

4. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Preach brother...

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I find it disgusting how large companies try to kill competitors like this.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nice too see the good old Status coming back. This video status sucks.

7. asiansatan

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Oh tx! Missed that text status facility. Anyway, after the first week, none of my friends have put up photo status messages, which just looks gimmicky.

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