WhatsApp to launch new Status revamp, to be rolled out in one week

The Facebook-owned app is launching the change where the users have to change the statuses multiple times a day other than the default statuses or something that they rarely change

WhatsApp to launch new Status revamp, to be rolled out in one week

WhatsApp the messaging app is introducing one of the biggest change in how people use one of its core features- WhatsApp Status as part of their eighth birthday later this week. The Facebook-owned app is launching the change where the users have to change the statuses multiple times a day other than the default statuses or something that they rarely change.

New in WhatsApp Status

Other than the old text Status, with the new change, users can express themselves using a short video that is similar to Instagram Stories, which in turn was heavily influenced by Snapchat's feature of the same name.


Users can share photos, videos, and GIFs as your WhatsApp Status, which can be viewed by all the contacts using the app. These Statuses will disappear after 24 hours.

WhatsApp transforming to a Social Network


The new WhatsApp Status implementation makes a move away from the traditional messaging model to which the WhatsApp had stuck to till now, thereby adding much social networking facilities where your friends can share their reactions to your ever changing statuses.

The one difference here is that any friend's reaction to your update will only be visible to you, that too in your own private chat which will have an indication to which update the friend is responding.

The WhatsApp UI has already been updated to accommodate the new features. With video content having a big role in the new WhatsApp status, the built-in camera will be going to have a prominent icon of its own.

When will it be available?

The new WhatsApp feature will first roll out to users in Europe, to begin with, with other regions in line to get the feature later. The feature will be available to all WhatsApp users on Android, iPhone, and Windows.