- WhatsApp introduces coloured text status update for Android and iOS
- It is similar to Facebook's coloured text and background status feature
- Coloured background, different text fonts, emojis can be used
WhatsApp has finally introduced coloured text status update feature for Android and iOS devices, after testing it in a beta version. The coloured status feature in WhatsApp is similar to that of Facebook, which introduced the feature last year, allowing users to use a colourful background, font and emoji combination. Notably, the company rolled out a new feature allowing users to view status updates on WhatsApp for Web, dubbed as WhatsApp Web.
There are now different shades of WhatsApp statuses also. The update allows users to customise text statuses by choosing a specific font, background colour, adding emojis and add links too. Users can immediately avail the feature by updating the app, however, many users have not received the feature even after updating the app. Though, as per reports by WABetaInfo, the feature has been activated on all Android and iOS devices and a full fledged version has been rolled out.
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Earlier this year, WhatsApp introduced Snapchat-like status update feature, that would self-destruct after 24-hours. The update allowed users to use images, videos, GIFs as their status update. Users are also able to control who can see their status with the help of WhatsApp’s privacy settings. Users can also see who viewed their status and when, and also reply to other’s status updates. WhatsApp recently introduced a new feature for its web version. The update allows you to view status updates by your WhatsApp contacts via WhatsApp Web.
Notably, the popular messaging app, WhatsApp reached a milestone of having 1 billion active users along with 55 billion messages exchanged daily through it. There are as many as 4.5 billion photos and about a billion videos exchanged through it every day. WhatsApp is looking forward to the in-app payment facility. India is expected to be the first market to receive WhatsApp payment services.
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