WhatsApp testing ‘Status’ feature similar to Instagram Stories


WhatsApp is testing a new feature that brings a ‘Status’ tab to homescreen. With this feature, users will be able to share images or videos to various contacts for a limited period of time.

The update adds a ‘Camera’ tab to homescreen next to the calls tab. After clicking on the Status tab you can add a new status with a picture or write a text and add emoji that will be visible to all the contacts on WhatsApp. Currently, users can change their status by tapping on the three dots on the upper right corner. This option will still be available even after the addition of the new ‘Status’ tab. With the latest update, the Status option has now been moved to Settings.

In order to access the feature, you will need a rooted Android or a Jailbroken iOS device. It must be noted that there is no direct way to delete the ‘Status’ images or videos shared in the ‘Status’ tab.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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