Snap's initial public offering, but at least the founders cashed out like bandits. WhatsApp, however, relented, and brought the text status update back, but only in the beta version of the app.Well, copying is all messaging apps do these days, and there is barely a feature introduced by some team that others don't pick up quickly. Even the unique proposition of Snapchat got replicated quickly after becoming popular, so too bad for those who participated in
Well, that feature is out of beta now, and the text status update is rolling out to the billion or so users of WhatsApp's application, so check out if you have gotten it already. Tap 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 choose from a few presets. Not exactly seamless, but at least it is there, concurrently with the video status.
source: WhatsApp (Google Play)