After testing Facebook-like color text status feature, WhatsApp today officially started rolling out the feature that lets you to customize text statuses by choosing a specific font and background color, or include links.
A new floating pencil button is now added right above the camera icon in the Status tab. Users can click on the icon to upload colored text status. You can add emojis, select font, and change background color to design your colored text status. After you are done, just click on the green arrow icon at the bottom right to post Status.
The new feature is rolled out through server side change so there are not updates for WhatsApp for Android and iOS. WhatsApp lasted week started rolling out option to view Status updates on WhatsApp for the web last week."WhatsApp gets Facebook-like colorful text-based Status updates",