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WhatsApp text Status feature is back on Android, update your app now

21 March 2017, 01:45 | Justin Tyler

WhatsApp Set to Bring Back the Good Old Text Status “WhatsApp…

Old whatsapp status makes a return on the app

However, there is some good news for users who miss the old text status feature of one of the most popular and used messaging app. The new update is available in the WhatsApp Android v2.17.107 update. The new feature called "WhatsApp Status" was released last month.

From the drop-down menu, click on the Settings and then head over to the "About and phone number" section and set a text status just like before. The company also later confirmed its arrival last week, and now, the old text Status feature is now available via Google Play and rolling out to all Android users officially, and you can check manually if it's activated for you or not. Just like before, you could still customize the text status as well. The good news for users is that you have a choice, instead of having to make do with the "whimsical" new feature that a lot of apps are introducing now to imitate Snapchat Stories. "Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info". The Add Attachment icon will be moving to the text box, which is the area where you write your messages. So don't be surprised if you are unable to see it yet. However, the update doesn't mean WhatsApp is doing away with its disappearing Status feature. The beta version which has added the support for Gboard is 2.17.110.

This About section will allow the user to add anything about them; you could add a few lines about yourself or maybe let your contacts know if you're available or not like before.

This update is only in the beta version of Android. After you sign up, you will get the updates first before anyone else.

Some people preferred to keep informative status about what they were up to or what was in their minds that probably would go for a longer duration but the new feature only allows for a status to go for a day only, that is 24 hours. As a beta tester, it is your job to report these problems you encounter through giving feedback.

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