As WhatsApp promised to bring back the Old Status Feature after some poor feedback’s and reportedly was also testing this in beta versions.
Now the company has released version 2.17.144 of the mainstream of the app, which brings back the feature back to the app.
In an earlier statement delivered to TechCrunch, a WhatsApp spokesperson had the following to say:
We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so weâ€™ve integrated this feature into the â€˜Aboutâ€™ section in profile settings. 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. At the same time, weâ€™re continuing to build on the new Status feature that gives people fun and engaging ways to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day.
The latest version is now available in stores.
Stay tuned for more.
Source: MS Poweruser