WhatsApp Status rolling out to you now!

whatsapp-statusWhatsApp Status rolling out to you now!

For those who have been using Snapchat app will not be unfamiliar with what WhatsApp has have up their sleeves.

This new WhatsApp feature namely WhatsApp Status is a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s an end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging.

Beta test had been ongoing since last November, and now it is officially rolling out worldwide on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

WhatsApp Status allow users to watch updates from friends and reply privately. However, sending media to specific friends is still done through message threads.

This new implementation from WhatsApp could also open up new advertising opportunities for WhatsApp. It replaces WhatsApp’s old AOL Instant Messenger-style away messages.

“The original idea behind the project was to build an application that lets your friends and other contacts know what you’re up to,” CEO Jan Koum writes. But the company tells me it saw so many people quickly updating these statuses to communicate in real time that it pivoted to chat, but always kept the away Statuses.


Being a loyal users of WhatsApp, do you think this new feature will bring big impact to WhatsApp users?