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WhatsApp text Status is back on Android, just update the app

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled back the Status update to text statuses on Android as the revamped feature received a lot of flak from users.

  • AppWhatsApp text Status feature has made a comeback to Android.

Users can update WhatsApp app to the stable Android v2.17.107 from Google Play Store to get the feature.

The feature is already available for Android users, and it is unclear when it will be rolled out for iOS.

Another minor change that the new WhatsApp version brings is the ‘Add attachment’ icon has shifted to the text box where users type message, from tab above.

Plus, users can now rotate profile pictures to left, right, top and bottom.

According to a report in Android Police, WhatsApp is testing the ability to directly add GIFs via Google’s Gboard keypad.

WhatsApp rolled out its new Status update last month, and it failed to impress a lot of users.

WhatsApp users were quick to point out the exact feature is already available on Snapchat as well as Facebook-owned Instagram in form of Stories.

The new Status feature got mixed reactions from its users globally, with many disappointed with the fact they wouldn’t be able to update text Status anymore.

For now the feature is only available to Android users. But in the coming weeks it will also be rolled out to iOS users. The app version that includes this new feature is WhatsApp 2.17.111.

The rolled back feature allows users to upload short video and pictures and share it with their friends making it similar to that of the Snapchat and Instagram stories.

WhatsApp, which has 1.2 billion monthly users worldwide, frequently updates its app to introduce users to new features. The app recently added features like video calling, GIF support and easy call forwarding with its latest updates.

WhatsApp users on iOS can queue messages when an Internet connection is absent. There’s also new storage usage screen along with the ability to share 30 photos or video in a go.

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