WhatsApp: colorful text status updates are now available

Colorful status updatesWhasApp users will soon be able to use a new, great feature. This latest version of WhatsApp, available for both iOS and Android platforms, allows users to write status updates with a colorful background, and also enables users to add a link and choose a font for statuses. Furthermore, users have now the possibility to view status updates on WhatsApp for the web.

However, avid WhatsApp users will notice immediately that this new feature is very similar to a feature already existing on Facebook. Talking about this new improvement of WhatsApp, now the most successful instant messaging app in the world, a spokesperson explained: ‘The new feature makes it easy to share creative text-based Status updates. Now you never have to worry about getting the word out to all your family and friends. Whether you’re looking for vacation recommendations or notifying a group about the address for a party, the text-based status feature allows you to update your contacts in a fun and personal way. To customize text statuses, users can choose a specific font and background color, or include links‘.

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And that’s not all. WhatsApp has further improved its web support and now its many users will be able to view Status updates also on their computers. Furthermore, there are other important changes that include the possibility to control who can see your Status update. That’s what WhatsApp said: ‘You can select from the following three options: “My contacts,” “contacts except…” and “only share with…”.’

WhatsApp has added also another important option: the ability to see who has viewed your Status update. How? Users have simply to tap on the eye icon at the bottom of any Status update and they will be able to view the list of contacts who have seen the Status.

WhatsApp also announced that this latest update will allow users to reply to Status updates. That’s what the announcement said: ‘When you view someone’s Status update, there is a reply button, so you can comment on any photo, video, or GIF. Once you tap reply, your message will be sent in a WhatsApp chat with a thumbnail of the Status update.