Facebook owned, WhatsApp, is taking some notes from “big-daddy’s” methods of copy pasting all the features that Snapchat has. According to WABetaInfo, a twitter profile that tracks WhatsApp Beta change logs, WhatsApp has been working on a new kind of status, where you will be allowed to upload a short clip as your status and it will be available for 24 hours, after which it will disappear. Sounds familiar? Well, that’s because WhatsApp is basically bringing stories to their platform.
The company has posted a series of first status updates to introduce people with the new ‘WhatsApp status’. The statuses seem to be working on all the platforms that include Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The company sent about six ‘disappearing status’ updates detailing the features of new WhatsApp Status. It established that you can ‘Tap to move to the next status’, edit and post photos, videos and GIFs as your new status. Users can quickly share the highlights of the day with their contacts along with the ability to control who can see your status updates from privacy settings.
Earlier this month, WhatsApp began rolling out two-step verification feature. This feature can be enabled by going to Settings, Account, Two-step verification, and choosing Enable. WhatsApp will receive a revamped UI along with changed layout in the conversation screens along with a new quick camera tab and FAB (Floating Action Button) for Android. There are rumours that the company may roll out bots at a future time on WhatsApp along with the verified accounts to enabled Business functionality in WhatsApp.
The feature is set to be rolling out to everyone, after it leaves the Beta program.