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WhatsApp text Status is back on Android, just update the app

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled back the Status update to text statuses on Android as the revamped feature received a lot of flak from users.

tech Updated: Mar 20, 2017 17:27 IST
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled back the Status update to text statuses on Android as the revamped feature received a lot of flak from users.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has rolled back the Status update to text statuses on Android as the revamped feature received a lot of flak from users.

Everyone’s favourite app WhatsApp has rolled back its photo/video Status feature on its Android platform and all you need to do to get back the text Status feature is to update your app.

The video/photo Status feature is now called “About and phone number” and users can access it by going to their profile tab into settings.

For now the feature is only available to Android users. But in the coming weeks it will also be rolled out to iOS users. The app version that includes this new feature is WhatsApp 2.17.111.

The rolled back feature allows users to upload short video and pictures and share it with their friends making it similar to that of the Snapchat and Instagram stories.

For some time, WhatsApp had removed the option for adding text to the status but not many users likedf it.

However, the text status rollback update is gradual and can be availed once the app is ready to take an update and the user downloads it.