WhatsApp launches Status, a Snapchat-Like stories feature
WhatsApp new update is available and you can download it now.
On 20th of February, WhatsApp introduced a new feature named “status“. This is just like stories on Instagram, Snapchat and even Facebook. The status will have certain time limit and users can upload and share pictures, videos, GIFs and scribbles.
WhatsApp now operated under Facebook. Two years back, Facebook got the charge of WhatsApp by paying an amount of $19 billion. WhatsApp is perhaps the most used messaging platform and has given tough competition to Snap chat specially.
Over the years WhatsApp has been updated several times. Now it is equipped with ‘Read Receipts’, user tagging, end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp Web and the latest Status feature.
About WhatsApp status:
Status just works as stories used by many other platforms including Instagram and Snap Chat. Now users can upload pictures, videos, GIFs and add symbols, emojis, text and stickers to these uploads.
You can even upload more than one status. The timing is kept same like your upload will disappear after 24 hours and they will be end to end encrypted. Each status will be displayed for 45 sec.
Where is it located?
You need to update your WhatsApp to avail the feature. After the update check your navigation bar. Just between chats and calls there will be a new tab as ‘status’. For all who are merging up text status and this status let me clear that there has been no modification in anything of the previous version but just a new feature.
How it works:
Capture the picture or save the video or GIFs and then follow these simple rules:
– Scribble on the captured file
– Superimpose and position emojis on the file
– Add a caption below explaining the content
After the upload you can set the privacy setting and check who viewed your status from view counter that appears on the home screen of your WhatsApp.
You can even reply to someone story by simply pressing and then swiping left or right.
What’s in it for WhatsApp
WhatsApp is most frequently used messaging app and has gained about 1 billion users from all around the World. According to the stats daily about 60 billion messages are sent over WhatsApp. The stats also say that the messages sent daily comprise of 3 billion photos, 750 million videos and 80 million GIFs.
This can gain popularity and can affect Snap chat badly. Last year when Instagram launched its story feature, Snap chat had to face a drastic loss of 82% of its users. The new feature of WhatsApp might act as last nail in the coffin and maybe we would have to bid Snap chat a very sad good bye.
The new feature WhatsApp Status has received mixed reviews yet but no one knows what happens. People are the judge and if they accept the feature it can do great business.
Currently on social media, lot of WhatsApp users seems angry and disliked WhatsApp Status feature at all. Lets see what happen next.